My friend who is 5 mo preg, said that she declined ultrasound at 12 weeks and now her doc is suggesting here to take one for the baby sake
I asked her what kind of benefits can come up at this stage and she said that the doc said as following:
1. knowing if you have placenta previa
2.to find out if baby is not underdeveloped
3. to find out the amount of aminiotic fluid
4. to find out if there is no spina bifida
I don't quite get it because the placenta still can adjust by the time is right, that is what I know for fact.
About the baby's development - so if it is underdeveloped and if you find out what you really can do? I guess nothing. so that is questionable for me
about the aminiotic fluid - hm.. that bits me . I thought that it is pretty much either you got enough of it or some loss but if your waight is gaining and belly is growing one can be pretty much sure it is enough
spina bifida thing - well, since the ultrasound can not be 100% acurate it is so easy to make mistake.
that is my take on it. at least.
I guess in this case I really don't see the benefit of scanning. unless I am wrong.