Pregnancy Ultrasound: benefit or harm
Pregnant women pay particular attention to your body and pay special attention to environmental factors that may have a detrimental effect on fetal development. During pregnancy it is necessary to carry out three, and sometimes more ultrasound procedures. Some believe that the US may harm the developing baby in the womb.
US held a special apparatus, by the use of ultrasonic waves, and with the help of a special program on the screen you can see the black-and-white image of the fetus. According to most scholars, the waves do not have harmful effects on the body of the pregnant woman and the baby in her womb. However, the thermal effects of ultrasound on the fetus can disturb him, but the US is not at the same time a potentially dangerous procedure. Despite assurances from the majority of scholars about the absence of ultrasound harm to a pregnant woman and her fetus, the debate continues in science due to lack of reliable research. Experiments conducted on animals have shown that constant exposure to ultrasound affects the growth and development of the embryo as a whole, but at the time of application of this diagnostic method in modern medicine has not been a single confirmed the harmful effect of ultrasound on the human body. One can say with confidence that the US is of great benefit in the management of pregnancy. It can detect the early stages of the development of abnormalities in pregnancy, to exclude life-threatening complications, and fetal development. Ultrasound of the first trimester (10-14 weeks) to identify possible defects, determines the amount of fruit, said stages of pregnancy, the second ultrasound (20-24 weeks) to study the state of amniotic fluid, fetal development agencies, set the sex of the baby, the last ultrasound (32 -34 weeks) estimated weight and degree of development of the child, the condition of the placenta, fetal presentation defined. Modern doctors speak about the US as one of the safest methods of research, but the abuse of the procedure is still not worth it, it should take place only if necessary and on the recommendation of the obstetrician-gynecologist.