Many pregnant women have concerns about the safety of ultrasounds on their growing baby. Rest assured, though, that the majority of studies indicate that limited use of ultrasounds during pregnancy won’t hurt a baby. Here’s what you need to know!
To understand the safety of ultrasounds, it helps to learn how they work and what we do here at Baby Glimpses. Ultrasounds send sound waves through the body to glimpse a baby’s tissues and organs. During the 15- to 30-minute procedure, the sonographer (someone trained to do ultrasounds) rubs gel on your abdomen. She then uses a special wand called a transducer that emits the sound waves to create pictures of your baby on the screen.
According to both the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), there’s no evidence that ultrasounds harm a developing fetus. The exams don’t use radiation or x-rays.
Ultrasound has been in use during pregnancy for the past 35 to 40 years, and it has an extremely good safety record, and there’s no scientific data that indicate that ultrasound examinations are harmful for mothers or developing fetuses. So come in, let us spoil you and give you a special moment with your little one and loved ones!
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