Yale University School of Medicine conducted a research showing that the prolonged and frequent use of ultrasound causes brain abnormalities in the developing fetus.
But wait, this study was done in mice. Forbes.com reports, in baby mice whose mothers were exposed to ultrasound for 30 minutes or longer during pregnancy, a small but significant number of nerve cells did not migrate to their proper locations in the brain, Yale University researchers reported in this week’s Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
However, in human pregnancies, Dr. Joshua Copel suggested that ultrasound should be performed for medical reasons, and not for entertainment.
Copel is a professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive sciences at Yale and spokesman for the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG). He was not involved in the study.
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When I was pregnant, I always had ultrasound examinations in every month’s appointment. My doctor used it around 1-2 minutes.
This research kinda makes me shock a little bit. I hope the researchers make other studies in the future. And I hope those studies won’t have bad results. Well, that’s just my wish.
What about you moms? Did you have ultrasound while carrying you babies? How many times did you have it?
If you get pregnant again, will you still have ultrasound exams?