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Old 06-30-2008, 01:47 PM   #1
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to many scans

hi guys i have had in total 7 scans and am 26 weeks pregnant basically i have had a scare and a normal 12 week and 20 week scan i then went for a 4dscan today where because the baby was visable enough to see features and sent me to walk around and come back about 3 times in total in space of 2 hours after drinking water

as the images were still unclear they have said i can come back to have another however is too many scans bad for baby


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Old 06-30-2008, 01:55 PM   #2
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Re: to many scans

I think the number of scans you get depends on each individuals situation, someone that is high risk or if the doctor has concerns will get more than someone who isn't high risk. If they were dangerous after so many I don't think your doctor would OK them. I am 19 weeks and have already had 3 and will have 1 or 2 more before the baby is here. With my ds I had a total of 4 or 5 and he is just fine.

Old 06-30-2008, 02:45 PM   #3
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Re: to many scans

ive read that it doesnt harm the baby at all because and ultrasound uses soundwaves and doesnt use the radiation that is used in an xray that is harmful to the baby. if it was bad then your dr wouldnt keep doing them.

Old 06-30-2008, 03:11 PM   #4
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I've had five so far and am 27 weeks tomorrow. I am considered high risk and was with my first pregnancy as well. I will be having one a month until the baby gets here. I have to agree with the above poster, if it were dangerous, your doctor wouldn't ok it.
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Old 06-30-2008, 04:05 PM   #5
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Re: to many scans

I'm 23 weeks and had 7 so far. Like Delia I am high risk too and will have one once a month with a specialist until she is here and I still will have the ones with my regular OB as well.
I agree with everyone else a dr isn't going to put a baby at risk no matter what.
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Old 06-30-2008, 10:00 PM   #6
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Re: to many scans

The only bit that is still considered 'unsafe' is if you have a 3D or 4D scan done and they do the scan for longer than 20 minutes at one time. Seeing as you were sent away in-between then you are fine. The risk is only theoretical anyway, theory being that at that frequency there is technically a possibility of heating the area to above normal temperatures. It would also only apply if they were not moving the doppler around much too, which is also highly unlikely, I mean - they aren't going to keep it in one position for ages are they? So you are perfectly fine.

I have had lots of scans done too, because I am a high risk pregnancy and they want to monitor that DD is growing well. I am with the other ladies on this one - the doctors wouldn't do so many if they were dangerous.

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Old 07-01-2008, 07:24 AM   #7
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Re: to many scans

Topdoris, I had 6 scans so far. The week after we learned about my pregnancy, that was 5th week, then 6th week for heartbeat, 8th week to recheck heartbeat, 13th week for First trimester Screen, 15th week during Amniocentesis and 21 week for Level 2 ultrasound.

Doc said, they will continue doing scan to monitor placenta only because of my age not that they saw anything abnormal.

Are you planning of finding the sex?

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Re: to many scans

Actually the truth is an ultrasound is like this: Have you seen a woman with an extremely high voice break a glass by singing an extremely high pitched note? That is an example of what just ONE relatively slow sound wave can do. Ultrasound technology is based upon ultra high-frequency sound waves, which bombard the child in the womb at an extremely high rate of speed. If one slow sound wave from a woman's voice can break a glass, what can super high frequency sound waves do to your child? Ultrasound waves in laboratory experiments have been known to damage chromosomes, produce internal cellular heat which damages cells, retard the normal development of cells, and many other phenomenon. This doesn't mean that everyone has a damaged baby, but these are the facts of how this technology works and with everything there are risks associated with this.

Old 07-01-2008, 12:51 PM   #9
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Re: to many scans

There is a ton of research out there on the history, uses, and effects on having ultrasound scans done that support both having them and not having them. There are also a bunch of articles that explain how the ultrasound works and will explain soundwaves and how they work in a number of different situations (soundwaves will react different depending on what type of medium they are moving through for example they will move differently through fluid than they will air). Can you tell I teach science, LOL! I think the best thing to do for each of us is to research the information on our own and make a decision that we as individuals are comfortable with. As in everything there are two sides to every story and to each their own. I personally found the information I read very useful and feel much more informed than before. Best wishes to all to you and your little ones!

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