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    we have a mum at school who has 4 children the eldest is 14 the youngest is about 15mnths...she has never seen a doctor or had an ultrasound with any of her pregnancys and she had them all at home, her husband is a different culture and they are quite alternate people but I am not sure if this is the reasoning behind it or not, I was talking to her one day and she asked me how my pregnancy with cooper was going and I said the ultrasound had picked up a problem with his lungs she then went on to tell me that is why she has never had any medical intervention and that with a mums intuition she has always known that her babies were just happy and content with no probs...i guess I couldnt do what she has done but each to his own.


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    I know many woman that do not even go to antenatal appointments, birth at home and do not vax their children.
    Its personal choice. I am having a few early ultra sounds, but not many.

    I doubt i will be vaccinating my child, and i am hoping to birth at home

    Modern thechnology is great, when needed... but i guess we have to think is it really needed?

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    I'm so glad I stumbled across this thread - I have read passing comments about the questionable safety/necessity of ultrasounds but I've never read about any proper, randomised studies until now (thanks Alan!!).
    So interesting to read that u/s made no difference in outcome for high risk babies.

    I had just the 1 18-20 week scan with DD but this time - being twins, I have had several quick scans which I'm not altogether comfortable with but it seems to be common practice with twins. I am trying to avoid unnecessary u/s but it's quite difficult to do with a private OB.

    I understand the doppler they use to hear h/b is similar technology to u/s. My question is: Does anyone know how they differ - what is the difference in strength of the sound waves etc? I guess really frequent u/s is unusual unless there are high risks but regular checks with the doppler are common.

    I guess I will go and do some google research about doppler and u/s technology...

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