Monday, January 4, 2010

Prenatal Ultrasonography Has Increased 55% For Pregnant Women, Even In Low-risk Pregnancies

Current use of prenatal ultrasounds in women with singleton pregnancies is 55% greater than in 1996, even in low-risk pregnancies. More than one-third (37%) of pregnant women now receive 3 or more ultrasound tests in the second and third trimesters of a given pregnancy, found an article in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). The increase in the use of multiple ultrasound scans per pregnancy has been more pronounced in low-risk than high-risk pregnancies, suggesting a need to review current practices.

Current guidelines recommend two ultrasounds in an uncomplicated pregnancy - one in the first trimester and one in the second to screen for fetal and genetic anomalies.

source: Medical News Today

1 comment:

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