Ultrasounds and dating pregnancy
I decided not to have ultrasounds with my following pregnancies because of the reaction of the fetus.
I always found it odd that a harmless procedure would cause the fetus to 'run' from it.
Thank you for your article on the concerns regarding ultrasound.
It is hard to find anyone who questions the use of this device for pregnancy.
As it turns out my son was born 2 weeks early at 7lbs 12oz totally healthy! He is really smart and funny unfortunately though he is showing signs of dyslexia, however minor they may be I can't help but wonder if all those scans affected his mental development.
Not to mention my original questioning of the procedure.
Please set your browser to accept cookies to continue.My first experience with ultrasound was to detect gestational age of my first son at approximately 6 weeks pregnant. They were concerned that my cervix would not hold the weight of the growing fetus.The next routine ultrasound done discovered that my cervix is shorter than average, about half as long as most womens. It was recommended to me and my husband that we abort the baby to prevent premature birth, death of the baby or life long health problems. If we had gone through with their suggestion it could have damaged my already short cervix and prevented me from ever experiencing a full term pregnancy.5 ½ weeks gestation means 5 ½ weeks from the first day of the last menstrual period, which is usually about 3 ½ weeks from the date of conception (confusing, isn’t it!) the fetus is clearly seen on trans-vaginal ultrasound and the heart beat can be seen at this early stage (90 to 110 beats per minute under 6 to 7 weeks, then 110 to 200 beats per minute as the baby matures).