Post # 61
I can’t imagine not doing everything possible to ensure my pregnancy was safe & my unborn child was healthy through the duration, including receiving routine ultrasounds. To each their own, I guess?? It just seems negligent to me. I can’t wrap my mind around it.
Post # 62
LilliV : Yep. On the flip side I know someone who did not have it diagnosed ahead of time, and her baby was immediately flown to another city 1.5 hours away while she was stuck recovering from her c-section at the local hospital. I just can’t even imagine the torment of being separated from your baby and not knowing what was happening.
Post # 63
Westwood : that’s awful! My daughter was born with the cord around her chest and it was affecting her heart rate – she was whisked just to the other side of the delivery room right after birth to be checked out by a pediatric team and even that had me all “where’s my baby?!” even though I got her back 3 minutes later. One of the reasons I chose my hospital was because they do delayed cord cutting and instant skin to skin as their basic protocol, but sometimes situations like mine come up where that isn’t possible. I can’t imagine being separated for real.
Post # 64
For goodness sake, it is such a marker of privilege to look at denying something as low risk as an U/S in a first world country in the name of being “natural”.
There’s a reason why pregnancy complications for mum and baby are so much lower in developed countries and ultrasounds are one of those reasons.
I lived in a developing country for a while and witnessed pregnant women begging at the hospital to be checked out, and not taken in. Stillborn and maternal death are seen as normal. It’s horrible. It’s heartbreaking.