The easy answer. We DON’T KNOW!
That scares me. It scares me more that moms don’t know that we don’t know if it is safe or not.
I think one ultrasound at 20 weeks is just the right amount. Anything more than that should have a good medical reason to do it.
We just don’t know if it is safe or not. So why expose your baby to something risky unless there is a good reason.
If your care provider is suggesting multiple ultrasounds, ASK why!
Here are 2 good articles to get more information from.
Dr. Wagner – Are ultrasounds more harm than good?
Dr. Sarah J. Buckley – Ultrasound Scans – cause for concern.