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How important is it to have an ultrasound early in your pregnancy?

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2015-07-16 18:03:21
2015-07-16 18:03:21

Don't worry, there are really no scheduled dates for an u/s. I had mine at 20 weeks and one again when I went into labor. So, all is well, and you will be able to get one soon.

many women never have an ultrasound during pregnancy. therefore, no one can say for sure that it is necessary to have one. that is a decision that you and your careprovider can make together. it may give you peace of mind to have one, but sometimes women are told that the ultrasound showed an abnormality that really wasn't there. if there is questions about your date of conception and due date, an u/s during early pregnancy can help to answer this question, but it is not as accurate during later pregnancy when fetal development can vary. while I can't say that ultrasounds are not safe, there is just not enough evidence yet to prove that they are or aren't, they are only now able to begin studies on "long term" effects of ultrasound in children whose mothers had them while they were in utero so that is a decision that you need to make on your own. I hope that helps a little bit.

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