Post # 31
I had a dating at 10 weeks, first tri & NST at 12, and the 2nd trimester at nearly 20 weeks.
However, I’ve had about a hundred in between then either transvaginally or otherwise because I have low PAPP-A, and regular cervica length checks because of a LEEP when I was 20.
Basically, I’m at the doctor every week. When I hit 32 weeks, I’ll have to do NST 2x every week on top of all the other appointments I have. I am not categorized as high risk… it’s just extra monitoring because of my situation, I suppose. I see the dude a lot.
Post # 32
pachamama: pretty much standard. I had a dating U/S at 8w, then at 12w (NT screen for abnormalities such as down syndrome….its usually elective), then the 20w anatomy scan thats standard. I actually had another one after that 20w because they needed a few pics of Dear Daughter spine they couldnt get good shots of because she wasnt cooperating.
Post # 33
I wonder if down the road research will say many ultrasounds are harmful? There’s no confirmed research anywhere!
Post # 34
pachamama: I wouldn’t be concerned at all, as long as your ultrasounds are done at the OB’s office/hospital under the supervision of your doctor or his/her staff. The FDA disapproves of of keepsake ultrasounds done at private clinics by lots of untrained technicians where they do a 3D/4D ultrasound for much longer than a normal one and give you a bunch of photos/video, purely for your/your family’s entertainment and not to monitor for the health of the fetus. I’ve always wondered why people get those done when they’ll have a lifetime of taking photos when the baby’s actually born, but they are popular enough that the FDA has warned against it. I wouldn’t be concerned with anything that happens at the actual doctor’s office.
Post # 35
mindycy1: yeah I will NOT be doing one of those “entertainment” scans.