4d Ultrasound Risks

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Jeni - November 1

i have a appt to go get a 4d ultrasound done. i am 27 weeks, and im wondering if any of you have heard of possible risk of the high frequency ultrasounds. are they totally safe? do you reccomend me getting it done?

 

m - November 1

There are no known risks to having this done (from the information I've read). I, personally, plan to have one done when I become pregnant again. You can do a google search for 4d ultrasound, and get a ton of things to read.

 

?? - November 1

My doctor advised me against it. Because the affects are unknown. Some studies have shown a higher risk in something. . . i don't want to quote because my brain is so full of all the stuff i have read. But i wanted to get it done and asked my doctor and she advised against it.

 

Grace - November 4

The frequency levels are not higher with 3D/4D ultrasounds. There is a lot of incorrect information that has been printed by the media. For more information regarding the safety of ultrasound visit www.fetalfotosusa.com. There is also a website by Dr. Joseph Woo regarding ultrasound that you can visit (referenced on the Fetal Fotos website). The risks that are usually being quoted are boys becoming left handed (This was reported in 1 small study and has not been proven again in any other study.) Also, if this was true, then we would have a huge epidemic of left handed boys over the past 30 years as millions of ultrasounds are performed every year. Also, another favorite thing for the media to report is that the ultrasound will cause tissue heating. Have they ever stopped to think that when a pregnant woman exercises her tissue heats or when she drinks a hot drink? I have had one done and it was the most amazing thing I have experienced (except for the actual birth of my daughter). I look forward to being able to share it with her one day. What a wonderful way to be able to show my children what a wonderful blessing they are and every baby is within its mother's womb!!!!

 

Grace - November 5

One other thing you might like to know is that the FDA sets the guidelines for frequency levels emitted by ultrasound machines. As long as the ultrasound technician is scanning in OB mode only, the frequency level is that which has been set by the FDA for OB use.

 

G - November 5

One other thing you might like to know is that the FDA sets the guidelines for frequency levels emitted by ultrasound machines. As long as the ultrasound technician is scanning in OB mode only, the frequency level is that which has been set by the FDA for OB use.

 

B - November 5

Grace, fetalfotousa is in the ultrasound business, are they not? Not sure they would be considered an unbiased source.

 

. - November 5

Seriously, have you women EVER heard of something so high-tech and so routine being unsafe? No! Jeni, these things are used on thousands an thousands of women EVER DAY!! Go for it!

 

. - November 5

I meant to write EVERY DAY, not ever day. sounded kindof hick, didn't it.

 

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