Tuesday, July 20, 2010
--- Ultrasound---Research and Links
There is lots of talk and questions about ultrasound and the safety of using it during pregnancy. I wanted to compile some good links with research or respected authors so here it is!
As somebody who innately distrusts any kind of intervention during pregnancy and birth I am always cautious about anything that is "safe" just because it is used.
Another thing to keep in mind that is often overlooked- the Doppler used to check the heartbeat is a higher frequency of ultrasound than the picture ultrasound and results in lots of exposure. Keep in mind that the biggest chunk of exposure that most women get is when they are continuously monitored while in labor. That is another good reason to avoid the epidural and the continuous fetal monitoring. It is also good reason to open your mouth and talk to women about ultrasounds- most of them have yet to get their biggest exposure.
Hope this is helpful!
Dangerous and Unethical?- Here
By Marsden Wagner- More Harm Than Good?- Here
This link has many many articles by noted birth professionals regarding ultrasound- Here
From Midwifery Today, covers ultrasound, heat and the link to Autism- Here
From Banned From Baby Showers- a few posts- Here