Ultrasounds Putting Your Newborn in Danger
It can be an exciting thing when experiencing a pregnancy. However, there are some things that may be harmful to your baby that you don’t know about. They are a different type of ultrasound known as a “Keepsake ultrasounds”. These have become more and more common for pregnant mothers to get, because of what they receive from it. Keepsake ultrasounds are taken for non-medical purposes and give moms a better and more 3-D photo of their pre-born baby. Packages may include video and pictures taken by non-medical professionals just to make a profit, but little do moms realize that although the photos may be better quality, it is putting your child at risk for birth defects and or complications.
When receiving an ultrasound at a medical facility it can be quite safe but due to the excessive heating around the tissue could cause some type of effect harming your child. It is important to only use ultrasounds for medical reasons and is not something to play around with just to get a picture.
Companies that offer these are not concerned by the long-term effects it will have on a child or any associated health risks, they are simply just trying to make a profit. Until we fully know and understand the effects of an ultrasound we must be careful and not risk the chance of causing danger to our premature. Having an ultrasound is strictly for medical purposes such as checking the health of a child, determining sex, deformity’s or unusual behaviors.
The FDA guidelines state that an ultrasound should not be used for any of the following reasons:
- Specifically, to learn the gender, or a photoshoot
- For commercial reasons
There is a regulation on ultrasounds and in Ohio, ultrasounds performed for non-medical reasons are legal, that is why it is important for you to protect your own health and the health of your unborn baby by refusing non-medical ultrasounds.
If you or your child suffered injury as the result of a non-medical ultrasound, you have to call me right away at 1-877.944.4373 . I’ll be there for you, and I’ll Make Them Pay!®
Author: Tim Misny | For over four decades, personal injury lawyer Tim Misny has represented the injured victim in in birth injury, medical malpractice, and catastrophic injury/wrongful death cases, serving Cleveland, Akron/Canton, Columbus, Dayton and neighboring communities.