Medindia

X

Fetal Development Face The Threat By Frequent Ultrasounds

by Medindia Content Team on  February 18, 2006 at 5:57 PM Women Health News   - G J E 4
Fetal Development Face The Threat By Frequent Ultrasounds
Pregnant women are recommended not to undergo frequent ultrasound scanning, unless there is any need for it, as it may prove dangerous for the developing fetus, according to the US food and drug administration (FDA).
Advertisement

Ultrasound images can show facial features, hair and even the developing baby's sex, reported health portal HealthCentral.

Advertisement
Although ultrasounds are generally safe, they can affect developing tissues and may cause a rise in fetal temperature, the report said quoting FDA.

Besides, prenatal images being marketed for non-medical reasons are often done by less-experienced personnel and may expose a fetus to a longer period of imaging than one performed by a medical technician.

--Edited IANS
Advertisement

Post your Comments

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
User Avatar
* Your comment can be maximum of 2500 characters
Notify me when reply is posted I agree to the terms and conditions

You May Also Like

Advertisement
View All