Prenatal Ultrasound Safety: How Many Ultrasounds Should Pregnant Moms Have During Pregnancy?


Ultrasound exams are often highlights of a pregnancy. Parents-in-waiting look forward to proudly taking home the first images of the baby-to-be to show family and friends and collect “likes” on Facebook. Most women will have one or two ultrasound exams over the course of a healthy pregnancy, but some have many more, sometimes as many as one at each visit to the doctor. How many is too many? Does ultrasound pose any risk to mother or child?

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