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Oct 4th 2006 7:23PM They don't have any cheaper tours? That is ridiculous!
May 20th 2006 9:31PM I'd like to add that ultrasounds shouldnt be used only to determine sex. "To check dates" is useful because sometimes you can get IUGR - intrauterine growth retardation. Ultrasound gives your doctor an idea of what to expect when you deliver to accomendate the baby's needs. To check for a placental previa, which is life threatening if delivered vaginally. If the baby has a high risk of down's syndrome, to abort it (their choice)or for parents to learn about it to be better prepared. I dont believe in these "ultrasound photo labs." They are not regulated by radiologists or obstetrians. Ultrasound technologists take pictures for diagnostic purposes for a doctor to read and diagnose, not for pictures in an album.
May 20th 2006 3:24PM I think this is BS. I'm an ultrasound tech who is 6 months pregnant. There are no bioeffects from ultrasound according to the ACR- American College of Radiology. Ultrasound uses sound waves, no radiation. Every pregnant woman gets ultrasound these days. How do they know that the low birth weight is from that? High risk patients get more ultrasounds to check the baby. That is probably why their rate is higher with more ultrasounds. They were going to get abnormal babies anyway. Tom Cruise shouldnt have had an ultrasound machine. I'm sure that the FDA wouldnt have allowed it. He probably got it illegally.