Bees who declined/did not have ultrasound throughout pregnancy

posted 5 months ago in Pregnancy
Post # 61
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2019

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
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

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
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7678 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

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.  

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