Early Pregnancy Ultrasounds, Are They Safe For Baby?

Are ultrasounds safe in early pregnancy? The early pregnancy ultrasound certainly plays a major role in the management of normal pregnancy and it is invaluable with early pregnancy symptoms, or when complications such as bleeding or cramping occur. Because it is a high-frequency- sound wave, out of range of the human ear, and not a form of ionizing radiation such as is used in X rays, it is very safe. On the ends of the transducers-the probes of the ultrasound machine placed either over the abdomen (abdominal probe) or in the vagina (transvaginal probe) are metal plates or crystals that … Read More...