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annabel229 Wed 28-Oct-09 19:48:05

I have had miscarriages in the past. This pregnancy I had some bleeding, and have had 3 scans already. To be fair they wer all necessary to rule out things like ectopic pregnancy, placenta previa etc.
After the third scan I started worrying about 'too much ultrasound'. My partner says I am totally insane but I really cannot stop worrying. Just wondering - is it just me, or do a lot of mums have several scans throughout their pregnancy? My mum is no help - she says when she had me and my sisters they didn't have ultrasound!

hoops997 Wed 28-Oct-09 20:07:09

Hi annabel I am 18 weeks and have had 6 scans altogether because of bleeding....anyway I had the same concerns as you so I asked my midwife about it, she said that ultrasound is perfectly safe.....hope this helps a little bit, how far along are you?

bonkerz Wed 28-Oct-09 20:29:22

my last pregnancy was 4 years ago but followed 2 miscarriages. I actually had 9 scans in total! noone ever said anything to me about ultrasound dangers and my DD is a gorgeous 4 year old!

Rosebud05 Wed 28-Oct-09 20:40:01

Annabel,
There is no evidence or research to indicate that ultrasound is dangerous to a developing fetus. Many women (IVF, hx of problems in pg, problems or worries in current pg) have many scans.
I think it's impossible not to worry about every little thing when you've a hx of pregnancy loss. Glad that this one is going well for you.

LittleSilver Wed 28-Oct-09 20:46:48

AIMS do a publication called "Ultrasound, Unsound?" by Beverley Beech.

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