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More scans are not always better

Updated: Jan 31

If we suspect that your baby is not growing well, we recommend a growth ultrasound. Growth ultrasounds are also made if there is a medical reason for this. For example because you have an illness or because you previously had a small baby. Increasingly, fellow practices offer standard growth ultrasounds, even if there is no medical reason for this. Sometimes women ask for it themselves because they are worried about the growth of their child. Recent scientific research now shows that offering two growth ultrasounds in the last three months of pregnancy as standard does not lead to better health outcomes for babies. However, it appears that mothers are more often unnecessarily concerned by the results of these ultrasounds. We therefore prefer to only do a growth ultrasound if there is a good reason for it. Also watch this video for a clear explanation (English subtitles)


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