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Ultrasound+MRI

Discussion in 'Optimal Kids' started by Scompy, Feb 11, 2017.

  1. Scompy

    Scompy Gold

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  2. Jack Kruse

    Jack Kruse Administrator

    Im not a fan of either.........but if the diagnosis dictates imaging you have to give informed consent for both procedures.
     
  3. nonchalant

    nonchalant Silver

    So glad my obstetrician wasn't in favor of an ultrasound just to check on my babies in the 1980's. Being hesitant to embrace the new technologies is a good thing.
     
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  4. brent-next

    brent-next Gold

    I know the medical industry's view of ultrasound is that it is harmless and good. Putting aside the MRI issue for a minute, what do you think about prenatal ultrasounds which are done for reasons (like to know the sex of the baby)?
     
  5. ScottishEmma

    ScottishEmma Silver

    Gah, I had three with both my babies...
     
  6. brent-next

    brent-next Gold

    My recently born son had six prenatal ultrasounds. That seems like too many to me, but I don't know what the specific side effects can be.
     
  7. CatherineRaye

    CatherineRaye New Member

    I haven't had an OB for any of my pregnancies, but I am grateful my mother didn't have one with me. Our family doctor asked my mother if she was going to abort me if they found anything wrong on the ultrasound. When she said no, he said don't get one, we don't know enough about what they do yet.

    People have thought I am nuts not getting them, but even the American Pregnancy Association says not to get them unless they are "medically indicated", but since a lot of MDs have decided that pregnancy is a disease to be feared, I guess they have decided being pregnant is a medical indication for ultrasound.

    "There is not a recommended number of ultrasounds that should be performed during routine prenatal care. Because ultrasound should only be used when medically indicated, many healthy pregnancies will not require an ultrasound." http://americanpregnancy.org/prenatal-testing/ultrasound/
     

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