Autisim and Ultrasound Link
Updated: Nov 30, 2019
A new study can now calm the fears of parents that worry about a link between autisim and the number of fetal ultrasounds performed during a pregnancy.
The new study published online February of 2018 in JAMA Pediatrics states that children with autism were exposed to fewer ultrasounds during pregnancy. This seems to suggest that even though autism rates are on the rise, they do not have a connection to the number of fetal ultrasounds performed during the pregnancy. We agree that most of the time ultrasounds are fun and reveal beautiful pictures, however, we also believe that they should be kept to a minimum. Most of our clients are in the low risk category, so they typically have one or two diagnostic ultrasounds and one to three ultrasounds with us, depending on the cooperation of the baby. That still keeps their total number to less than six and just slightly about the recommended two. As always, do your research and ask questions if in doubt. (Reference: https://www.sciencenews.org/blog/growth-curve/autism-prenatal-ultrasound-study)