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This is my 3rd baby and I didn't have an ultrasound with any of them. They have all been planned hb, no issues, know exact date of conception due to charting and I never want to know the sex. So I never felt the need to have one.<br><br>
I feel like an alien because I don't think I've ever met another woman...other than my midwife...who never had one.<br><br>
Anyone else???
 

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I only had one - to confirm a m/c. I wanted to know what I was looking at- it was at 19 weeks and I wanted to know what to anticipate. It was a blighted ovum.<br><br>
So, I've never had an u/s on a baby....<br><br>
-Angela
 

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I've never had one with any of my pregnancies (pregnant with my third at the moment).<br><br>
I would have one, though, if it were indicated
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I've never had one with any of my pregnancies (pregnant with my third at the moment).<br><br>
I would have one, though, if it were indicated</div>
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Me too, absolutely.
 

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Well, I don't think you're an alien <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
But, I think it's a very personal decision. Just because technology exists that gives us the ability to "do" or "see" or "know" something - doesn't mean we "need" to do those things. I've had several us, but nothing compared to "traditional".<br><br>
First DD was done pretty traditional. I did have 2 us. First was at OB insistence (because we didn't know it wasn't "required"). 2nd was really just for fun when we visited my mom. (a dr.) She lives in Wisconsin, and it was a chance for her to be involved. Did not find out the sex.<br><br>
Second DD, we didn't feel a "need" to do a us. HB mw doesn't encourage it. And, we probably wouldn't have done it at all, except we went to Wisconsin again! And, this time, my mom was totally freaked out that we'd NOT had a us. This time, we thought .... hmmmm ... what the heck, tell us what it is. (BIG mistake. I hated knowing that.) Then, I freaked out at 42 weeks, and we had one more done to verify that fluid was normal, etc. That us was done so poorly, that I lost all confidence in us accuracy. (highly recommended tech said that our due date was still 2 more weeks away and baby weighed 7.5# - baby was born 2 days later at 8#13)<br><br>
And, now - I'm 41 years old - same mw, but now I have unfounded fears that are all tied to being "old-er". We decided to do the nuchal fold test, so we had us at 11w and will have another at 16w. We were referred to an amazing dr. (He didn't flinch about my age or the fact that we're having a hb.) We won't find out the sex, and there is a good chance that we won't have any more us after these early tests. I'm doing this test in hopes to avoid an amnio.<br><br>
Well, that was probably more info than you wanted, but I can't figure out how to say what I want to say without saying it all! I think that if I were younger, I probably wouldn't even want a us on this pregnancy.<br><br>
good luck<br>
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I haven't had one yet with this babe and I don't plan on it.
 

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I haven't had one with the last baby, and don't intend to unless it's medically necessary.<br>
However, it's also a religious thing for me. I am a Chabad chassid, and the Lubavitcher Rebbe discouraged routine ultrasounds. I would try as much as possibly to avoid invasive procedures and any 'meddling' that is not absolutely necessary- I also avoided use of a doppler until the actual birth, and made do with the fetuscope- although again- if the midwife needed to, I wouldn't refuse it's use.
 

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I haven't had an u/s with this pg or my last. I did have a couple with my first because I didn't even know about midwifery care until I was 6 months pg and that is when I switched care to a midwife.
 

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My four pregnancies and homebirths were btw 1980 and 1992 and I never had an ultrasound scan with any of them. My children are healthy. I was 37 for the last one.<br><br>
And I am glad.
 

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I never had an U/S for either of my previous pregnancies. The only time I had an U/S was after I had my 2 kids to diagnose a non-pregnant medical issue (that didn't end up being anything).
 

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No u/s here either and we use a fetoscope instead of the doppler too. But, I know what you mean about feeling like you're the only one. Even the other home birthing mommas I know have had one, but thats okay with me. We're very comfortable with our choice and looking forward to getting our first glimpse of our little one right after it's born.
 

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Nope. Some doppler during labor last time though. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:
 

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None here too - third prgnancy, I have gone to CNM's each time and birthed in the hospital. Like pp's I just said I didn't want one unless they gave me a serious reason for having one. I have only know one other person IRL (a sister) to not have one done - most moms I know have had several with each pregnancy, but then again I am the all natural, health foodie, midwife supported, no-circ, co-sleeping, breastfeeding weirdo<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> in my circle. And I am really not all THAT crunchy.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wave.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wave"> No u/s or doppler here (waited till 21 weeks to hear the hb!) and we don't plan on it unless it's indicated for some reason.<br><br>
Or... do you count the u/s I got while I was in my Mommy's tummy?<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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No U/S for me either - only a couple of seconds of doppler once around 14 weeks. I would if it were indicated though.
 

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I wish I could say yes... I'm SOOOO close to that. I had a hospital birth with a fp with ds1 and still refused the routine u/s, BUT I did consent to an u/s to check amniotic fluid levels when I got to 41.5 weeks, just to put off the induction pressure. No u/s with ds2's homebirth or this baby, either.<br><br>
But I get lots of surprised looks when I say I'm not finding out baby's sex and then the eyes really bug out if I say I'm not getting an u/s at all.<br><br>
ETA: Oh, I forgot I did have two before I was ever pg. Does that count? I bled for a month, and needed to get things checked out. It was an ovarian cyst that eventually went away.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">ETA: Oh, I forgot I did have two before I was ever pg. Does that count? I bled for a month, and needed to get things checked out. It was an ovarian cyst that eventually went away.</div>
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Ooh, I forgot about that. I had that when I was 19. I don't think there's any danger to that though. I think it's just a concern for a growing babe. I'd have u/s for other medical issues. I've had it from my chiro for theraputic purposes, too. I even had one on my neck this pregnancy. He must be on the same page as us; he said "well, this should be safe since your neck isn't pregnant!" <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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I'm in my third trimester. I do not believe in ultrasound, and have declined them as well as all 'western' tests. I have two doctorates in natural health, and have facilitated labour and delivery for 10 years. All the births I have attended have resulted in healthy, happy babies. I have also helped reverse infertility for several patients using herbs and acupuncture, so I am definitely biased towards the natural way of doing things.<br><br>
Here's an article from midwifery today on the negative aspects of ultrasound:<br><br><a href="http://www.midwiferytoday.com/articles/ultrasound.asp" target="_blank">http://www.midwiferytoday.com/articles/ultrasound.asp</a>
 
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