(Closed) 3D Sonograms Creep Me Out

posted 7 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 32
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

3D babies look ugly.

I had a few friends who had 3D images and though it was all in good humor ALL of them said “Ummm – I hope the baby doesn’t look lke this.”

Post # 33
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I think it’s kind of cool and I know both my FH and I would want one 😛

Post # 34
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

creepy indeed… lol

It’s more amazing to see how the baby looks after it is born. That sometimes spoil the surprise.

Post # 35
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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@kelly105:  Evidence for anything neuro-atypical has only been seen in mice, rarely, and in fact the only result that was found was that SOME neurons had a hard time migrating. It typically didn’t cause any change in growth or behavior, it was more “it could, possibly, cause some change, in a small number of mice.”

The machine output was also way overpowered for mice, obviously. The Ang, et. al. paper that is usually referred to in this context exposed the subjects for 7 hours at a time, enduring 12 scans over a period of several days. This obviously has little to do with any clinical situation anyone could possibly experience.

There was no actual link between autism and ultrasound, even in mice. Just a mouse study that led to an idea that there COULD be a link to SOME atypical neuron development.

An OB/GYN with Rush University published a piece explaining that while there is no harm in studying further and treading carefully with high machine outputs, “panic has no place” and “nor is there apparent reason to change the current practice of clinical ultrasound.”

I only even comment to clarify because I worry that someone might read that comment that ultrasounds have been linked to autism, and panic unnecessarily or even avoid getting ultrasounds that could be beneficial or even crucial, diagnostically.

Post # 36
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I would have loved for this technology to be in place when I was pregnant!

Post # 37
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I’m not pregnant, but I also think they are very creepy.  I definitely won’t get one.

Post # 38
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I don’t necessarily think they’re creepy, but they are definitely not worth the money. $200-$300 I think? No thanks. I’ll see it in 3D when it come out.

Post # 39
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I think they are creepy, but a part of me thinks they’re really neat in a way too (but that’s the science nerd in me). I just… dont want to base the looks of my baby on it? I’ve heard stories of people thinking how ugly their baby looked, but I don’t think it’s a huge representation. I think it’s good to see if everything is developing though.

Post # 40
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m not a fan, and I also question the ethics of using this technology for fun pictures. Are the people at these clinics sonographers? Are they qualified to look at these images and make a determination if there is something of interest medically in the image? Is there doctor associated with the program? Are people who are not able to have babies able to access diagnostic imaging studies for non medical reasons? No. I’d love to go get my ovaries checked for cysts without symptoms to soo how often they reall occur.  I can’t go ahead and have a “because I feel like it” ultrasound for that. They also limit the number of ultrasounds a woman goes for in general throughout the pregnancy. Do they limit the number of these ultrasounds? no. Seems really unecessary. 

Post # 41
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

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@HappySky7:  Here it’s 100.00 and you pay for it, it’s a licensed ultrasound tech but it’s a personal business. You just pay for 3d images of the baby, the dvd movie of the whole ultra sound and you get a little teddy bear that plays the baby’s heartbeat.

I don’t think they do anything medical with them, she does take your doctors info in case she sees something and to send the records to them.

It’s super unnecessary, it’s just something some people like to do. My grandparents paid for mine. My son looked NOTHING like his images though, even the 32 week ones. The 20 week super creepy ones I got because my doctors ultrasounds couldn’t tell me the sex and It was killing me! so I found out through them.

Post # 42
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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@PixelMePretty:  Yeah, fair enough. I understand the novelty of it and I could understand why mothers and family would want it. It’s just for me, I live and work where people wait months for medically necessary ultrasounds, yet we have registered techs and equipment not being used for things that are important like that, and are instead being used for a novelty. well, I have an ethical issue with that as another allied health care professional. I’m not saying OMG it’s so wrong! How could you! Or judging mothers that choose to do one, at all. I’m just saying there’s a part of me that wonders if it’s the best use of resources. 

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