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Aug
24
comment Are prenatal ultrasounds safe?
Firstly, it appears as though you haven't read the articles above. Secondly, when you make claim after claim without the support of documents from people or organisations that have seriously looked into these questions with research, it shows that your reasoning on this topic is sloppy. At stack exchange, people want to get to the bottom of questions. Loads of opinions without evidence aren't welcome because they tell us about how you feel about the topic and nothing about the actual topic.
Aug
24
comment Are prenatal ultrasounds safe?
+1 for a very complete contribution. Thank you.
Aug
23
comment Are prenatal ultrasounds safe?
What I meant to say in the first comment was, even though there was direct evidence available for 25 years showing that x-rays caused childhood cancer and a child a week was dying, doctors were still x-raying pregnant mothers.
Aug
23
comment Are prenatal ultrasounds safe?
Please provide either evidence for safety of ultrasounds or provide evidence for a medical benefit. Please see: ted.com/talks/margaret_heffernan_dare_to_disagree.html
Aug
23
comment Are prenatal ultrasounds safe?
Thank you for your response. However, most of it is the same, old, tired conjecture. In 1956, even though there was direct evidence showing that x-rays caused childhood cancer and a child a week was dying, doctors were still x-raying pregnant mothers. Over and over again, in cases like this, the established medical community has demonstrated that it's not responsive. I have no reason to believe that that pattern has changed. Also, I have yet to hear an actual medical benefit.
Aug
23
comment Are prenatal ultrasounds safe?
"The benefits of having ultrasounds to check that everything is healthy far outweigh any (potentially nonexistent) bad effects." This is the mantra of every person I talk to on the subject. Yet, no one can actually back it up and I've read of several doctors who have done research showing legitimate claim that it's likely false. I'm not swallowing that pill without some sound reasoning. What are these mysterious benefits? And what proof is there that there's no risk?
Aug
17
comment Are prenatal ultrasounds safe?
+1 for valuable input. Thank you very much.
Aug
16
comment Are prenatal ultrasounds safe?
I'm wary of all wisdom... even my so-called own wisdom. But point taken. Thanks.
Aug
16
comment Are prenatal ultrasounds safe?
Thanks. I'll try that. Although, I value other parents' opinions too.