USG examination is today one of the most commonly performed diagnostic tests during pregnancy. Often the child in the womb is "spied" on each visit to the doctor. The web poll on www.rodzicpoludzku.pl, 80% of internet users have during pregnancy more than three USG, including more than 20%, at least 10. For many mothers USG gives a sense of security and insist on frequent perform it, to make sure that the baby is developing properly. Many women ask themselves – do so frequent tests not harm the baby? It is worth to find out what research says about how to perform USG during pregnancy, in which situations it is worth it to do, and when it is not necessary. Implementation of ultrasound for obstetrics improved diagnostic capabilities. It affected to abandonment of a very invasive and harmful tests, such as X-rays. Through preventive USG examination, we can now detect many abnormalities in pregnancy and timely prevent complications. Previous experience with the use of USG in obstetrics show that that ultrasound test should be performed only on medical indications. It should takes the shortest time to obtain the necessary information.
In some countries, due to abuse of ultrasound, actions have been taken to protect the health of the unborn child (parent education, restrictions on persons engaged in test without the order). Performing USG to create "commemorative videos and images" has been recognized in the United States by the Food and Drug Administration as a unauthorized use of medical equipment. Such procedure is a violation of U.S. law.
There have been many scientific studies describing the relevance, reliability and safety of ultrasound. Few of us are aware that this method of diagnosis is a very "young" - was introduced into the daily practice of midwifery was only in the 80s the twentieth century. This means that the time to use this method, it is not long enough to confirm beyond reasonable doubt its safety for pregnant women and their children. This limited time horizon should enforce the principle of limited trust, as in the case of certain medical procedures and new technologies reveal only the next generation of far-reaching negative consequences.