To begin with many pregnant Ladies and their family members have a strong doubt about the 'radiation' emitted by ultrasound scan and safety profile of the scan.These scans have been found to be safe for both the mother and the child.
Now ,here I deviated a little from the main question of how many of them are safe ........The guidelines are three mandatory ones for dating,for Downs Screening and for congenital anomaly screening.Rest it is not mandatory.In a high risk pregnancy many more can be needed.In an obese lady without any other high risk multiple scans can be needed.
There are four types of patients
- Those who are alright with as many number of scans as prescribed by the doctor
- Those who don't wish to get even the mandatory and recommended 3 scans
- Those who are not satisfied with only 3 scans as their friends /family had multiple scans but they question the doctor about inadequate scans but if asked to get a scan done if they wish to as there is no harm except the money involved they are not inclined to.
- Those who think that their doctor should have prescribed more than 3 scans and themselves visit the ultrasonologist every month for a scan.