Ultrasound/Sonography during Pregnancy

Germany
August 12, 2015 1:54am CST
So I just had a really interesting comment on my last discussion. I had spilled the beans that I am pregnant and that it is a baby girl. I know that it is a girl due the many mandatory ultrasounds I get (at least once a month). But it seems that any ultrasounds during pregnancy are illegal in India. I did not know that. So I wonder how it is in other countries. Are ultrasounds something you do rarely, on a regular basis or do the parents decide whether they want them? What's it like in your country and what's your opinion about this?
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• Jacksonville, Florida
12 Aug 15
Well first of all congrats! Second, I never knew ultrasounds were illegal in some places-that's crazy. I cherished every ultrasound I have ever gotten and I cannot imagine not having one during pregnancy!
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• Germany
12 Aug 15
Oh yes, we love them. We can see her kicking and boxing. I love the little toes and fingers *g*
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• Guangzhou, China
17 Aug 15
Indeed in many countries boys feel better, you can continue the family line, but is also particularly good girl, the girl is very thoughtful, I have done before pregnancy ultrasound, is a girl, I feel very happy.
• Germany
17 Aug 15
That's wonderful :-) Many people have asked my husband whether he would have wished a boy for keeping the family line and he just said that our daughter can keep her name if she wants to and even pass the name on to her husband *lol* He is quite modern, we both are. We are not really the average/usual couple - he is even planning to be a stay at home dad.
13 Aug 15
I just heard the same thing recently. I only had 2 ultrasounds during my last pregnancy, but it would have been nice to have more!
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• Germany
13 Aug 15
Where are you from? I cannot see your country :-(
@sacmom (14336)
• United States
12 Aug 15
May I ask why you get so many ultrasounds? And why are they mandatory? I only had one with my youngest. However, I had 2 with my oldest. The 2nd one was ordered by my doctor after I had stopped gaining weight.
• Germany
12 Aug 15
Well, they tell you they do it to check on the baby. If any problem occurs or if they find a disability, I would have the right to get an abortion in case I (or me and my partner) would not want to have this child. They also check my blood for all kind of stuff regularly and even check for diabetes that might start during pregnancy.
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@allknowing (58044)
• India
12 Aug 15
@stine1online There is a lot of debate on the right of a physically or mentally challenged child to be born.
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• Germany
12 Aug 15
@allknowing Absolutely! And I do not know what I would choose but it seems I do not have to choose.
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