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June 1st, 2009, 05:45 PM
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Hey, I have already had 3 u/s at 8 weeks..... and have another that I scheduled due to paranoia next week. Is this too much? I have done lots of reading on the possible side effects, and its pretty split. I just cant bear to wait another 3 weeks for my end of trimester u/s if I dont do the next week one. I am just SOOO paranoid!!! AHHHHHH!

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June 1st, 2009, 06:31 PM
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I've had lots of ultrasounds with my babies and they are all fine! There are many women who have had more ultrasounds due to medical necessity and they have gone on to have healthy PGs and children! No worries. The doctor's that I have spoken with are not concerned. Hope that helps. By, the way, how are you feeling? I know you're nervous, but, physically, is everything going well?
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June 1st, 2009, 11:10 PM
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I think you may read and hear varying answers on the subject....and I don;t know what to think.
honestly, with Katie, my dr. did NOT do many u/s....even though I had a loss....she kept me really sane!
with my first pregnancy, with a different dr. I had alot,like 2 or 3 a week, sometimes day after day...and I was nuts all of the time...
are you having problems now and that is why you have had 3 so far?
I hope everything is ok!

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June 2nd, 2009, 07:03 AM
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I had 2 spotting episodes and one follow up u/s due to that. I have another next week cuz I had asked for it a couple weeks ago, due to paranoia. I just dont know how to have faith that this will all work out for us finally. Its so sad. I cant sleep!!! :-(
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June 2nd, 2009, 09:37 AM
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My doctor did 5 u/s the whole pg, she did not like to do them, she was pretty good about being able to reassure me that I did not need u/s. Some people have more than others, i heard it was not good, but I never heard anything bad happening to a baby because of it. So I would say, if it's something that it bother you, talk to your doctor and see what he/she says.

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June 2nd, 2009, 09:41 AM
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I had four in the first trimester and about 10 in the last month with Benjamin (due to amnio leak) and he turned out fine. It was a necessary because if he didn't have enough fluid they needed to induce right away. I don't think they cause any harm or doctors wouldn't do them at all.
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June 2nd, 2009, 10:07 AM
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I've had four so far...I wouldn't worry about it. It kept me sane, which was healthier for the baby IMO.
I've never heard it could cause left-handedness....LOL I'm left-handed and so is my younger son...it is not a curse! I only had two u/s w/him...and I don't think my mother had one w/me! I'd be thrilled w/another left-handed baby.

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June 2nd, 2009, 11:12 AM
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The real worry is that ultrasounds are just not all that studied in reguards to long term repercussions. But generally medically necessary ones done by experienced, trained techs aren't a big concern. The ones done for "fun" at places where they do LONG u/s and tape them, etc are the potential worry.
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June 2nd, 2009, 11:29 AM
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with saide i had 5 u/s and she turned out just fine
so far with this one i have had 8 so far due to problems and have another booked for 24th june.
i know someone who HAD to have one every 2 weeks and she has a gorgeous baby boy with no problems (he was actually a week late!)

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June 2nd, 2009, 02:20 PM
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ive had 7 u/s with this preg!!
Katt and Brett, with DS Tommy born July 4th 2005, DD Amber born Aug 19th 2009 and 4 baby angels
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June 2nd, 2009, 08:08 PM
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Nope! Ultrasounds do not harm the baby.

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June 2nd, 2009, 11:33 PM
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I had around 15 (I would have to look it up for the exact number) with Matthew and he is just perfect. I did have the "fun" ones too. I personally don't think there is any harm in u/s.
Bobbie mom to : Jeremy (23) Amanda (20) Matthew ( 6) and Daniel (4).... RYAN DAVID 1/4/14 8lbs 10oz 20 3/4 inches!!! My miracle happened!
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June 3rd, 2009, 07:53 AM
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I had 5 with Caleb and he is just fine, i really don't think ultrasounds hurt the baby

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June 3rd, 2009, 06:10 PM
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I've had 5 u/s so far with this pregnancy.... by 21 weeks! I'm likely to have to have SEVERAL more. I'm told once every 2 weeks after 30 weeks, but we shall see what my new OB decides. I know my perinatologist is recommending that.

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