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Ultrasounds with the future baby should not be done anytime and anyway

Ultrasounds with the future baby should not be done anytime and anyway

In the first weeks of pregnancy, the ultrasound should only be performed for medical purposes. Anxious parents should have memories of photos or videos of the unborn baby from the ultrasound consultation should ensure that these ultrasounds are performed only by professionals who respect safety recommendations. Advanced technology has determined future parents to do everything possible to obtain high-clarity images from ultrasound, with the fetus.

In the first weeks of pregnancy, the ultrasound should only be performed for medical purposes. Anxious parents should have memories of photos or videos of the unborn baby from the ultrasound consultation should ensure that these ultrasounds are performed only by professionals who respect safety recommendations. Advanced technology has determined future parents to do everything possible to obtain high-clarity images from ultrasound, with the fetus.
British experts warn that companies have appeared that "produce" CDs and DVDs with these images, which cost around $ 500. Medical experts say that although there is no evidence that ultrasound can harm the developing fetus, they should be used with caution.

"You should make sure that the people who perform these scans are properly prepared to do so and do these procedures in a place where they can resolve any accidental findings," says Dr. Kevin Martin, president of the British Medical Ultrasound Society. The specialist also says that these scans should be performed for medical purposes only, and not to give parents images of the fetus in the womb. "The company feels that the ultrasound technique has been developed, but it is for the purpose of establishing a medical diagnosis and any such scan should be performed by qualified medical personnel," explained the British specialist.
Often, doctors give prospective parents a picture of the unborn child, which they do during a routine ultrasound scan, but in developed countries, commercial companies have appeared that provide parents with more images and even pictures of the baby's movements. A report published in the "British Medical Journal" shows that the parent's desire to have early photographs of the uterus has increased the number of companies offering these services, described as an "ultrasonography shop".
Medical experts from France and the United States also share the concerns of specialists from the British Society. "In the US, the Medicines Regulatory Federation has long opposed ultrasounds that have no medical purpose," the British specialist magazine said.
Read the whole article in: The Thought
February 13, 2007