Date: 2018-02-13 01:05
At 8-66 weeks gestation, your baby continues to change appearance as it grows and develops. By 8 weeks gestation, your baby can usually be seen with transabdominal ultrasound.
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From an ultrasound technologist, thank you. For everyone else please read this article. Please see a professional, too many babies have had complications with not being seen (midwife only). I see them all the time at the office. Your little one is worth it.
with my first pregnancy I didn t really tell anyone I was pregnant until I showed, I delivered a healthy baby boy that weighed 7lbs. but that s the reason why I had the social service after me just before he was born, cause I didn t tell them about the pregnancy until I was 6 months. my son is extremely smart and talkative, and very articulate, he s been speaking and using full clear English, and long sentences since 7 years of age maybe cause I didn t have any scans apart from one in the very late stages of pregnancy. I feel having an ultrasound scan can affect the baby s health and mentality. a lot of the women I know who had them, their children suffer from dyslexia and learning disabilities which is pretty sad.
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. The average number of ultrasounds varies with each healthcare provider.
He will also look at the placenta to check for a low lying placenta which could mean placenta praaevia. But, as we discussed earlier, a low lying placenta typically moves to a more favorable position by the end of a pregnancy.
Ultrasounds have no known side effects on you and your soon-to-be new arrival and can be carried out at any stage of pregnancy.
If your pregnancy is going normally you&rsquo ll be offered two routine scans through the NHS.
If you are found to be expecting twins or more, or your little one isn&rsquo t developing as doctors would like, you will be given as many as the experts think you need.
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In my first pregnancy I had a low lying placenta at my 75 week scan. I returned for another US later to check on the placenta position and was diagnosed with Vasa Previa. If this had not been detected on US, studies have found a 655% infant mortality rate. I still get goose bumps when I look at the photos of the placenta and fetal blood vessel malformation. In specific cases, US does save babies lives. There would have been no other way to detect this condition.
If there are any questions regarding gestational age, placenta location, or possible complications then more ultrasounds may be scheduled. Because ultrasound should only be used when medically indicated, many healthy pregnancies will not require an ultrasound. The average number of ultrasounds varies with each healthcare provider.