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Are there risks from ultrasounds scans?
At present there is very little scientific information available with which to assess the impact of exposure to ultrasound, particularly on the unborn child. However, antenatal ultrasound scans have been used for many years without apparent ill-effect.
Subtle effects have been reported in studies of brain development in small animals, and some studies in humans indicate changes in neurological functions following in utero exposures.
While this data is not considered to provide clear evidence of a specific hazard, the possibility of subtle long-term effects cannot be ruled out. As well as this, the evidence on the effects of fetal ultrasound in humans mainly date from some time ago and used different techniques and lower exposures than are used today. There is little direct evidence on the safety of modern techniques, but no ill effects have been reported.
Health Protection Agency (HPA) advises that people should not hesitate to continue using ultrasound for diagnostic and other medical purposes, including in pregnancy. Such use has an established track record of safety and is regulated.
This information was gathered from public health England for more information please visit their website: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/ultrasound-what-it-is-how-it-works-and-the-impact-of-exposure/ultrasound-what-it-is-how-it-works-and-impact-of-exposure
You can also find information at the British medical ultrasound society BMUS website:
What to expect from a Babyvue scan and well-being check.
All Babyvue scans are performed by a qualified sonographer, registered with the HCPC Health care practitioner’s council.
Well-being checks are designed to rule out obvious abnormalities by ensuring we have observed gross fetal anatomy. Well-being checks are not a suitable replacement for scans offered by the NHS. Babyvue customers are expected to attend all NHS appointments and scans. Customers are expected to notify the sonographer before they start the scan about any issue regarding their pregnancy. All customers are expected to bring their NHS maternity notes with them, as we may need your notes to refer you to your local NHS for treatment if we find a problem. If the sonographer finds any problem with your pregnancy, they will inform you of their findings in an open and honest way, then we will refer you to your local NHS for treatment.
Not all abnormalities are visible on ultrasound and of the abnormalities that are visible some are very difficult to detect. BabyVue will perform a well-being check as part of all scans performed after 16 weeks gestation and will endeavor to detect any and all fetal abnormalities however BabyVue cannot be held liable for abnormalities not detected. Please note that customers will not be offered a re-scan if the well-being check cannot be completed due to increased BMI or fetal position.
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