Do 3-D ultrasounds cause autism?

Samantha - posted on 12/20/2009 ( 21 moms have responded )

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Recently i had been talking to someone i used to go to church with and told her i want to get another ultrasound for gender determination. (they are 95% sure its a girl but i want a little bit more proof). I am 33 weeks and all she has been telling me is to be careful because a lot of 3-D ultrasounds have been linked to autistic spectrum disorders. I am only 18 and scared. Can someone help!?!?!

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Kate CP - posted on 12/21/2009

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Quoting megan:



oh im sorry, do you want me to reply in full sentences?? its quicker to reply the way i did, and oh yeah  i did graduate from school you snob!! get a life. WAS THAT SENTENCE GOOD ENOUGH FOR YOU??





Your original response was illegible. I couldn't figure out what it said. You're not texting your friends on this forum. The women here (usually/hopefully) take the time to read a post. When it cannot be read it makes it difficult to respond. Please use proper English on this site. Thank you.



 



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Quoting megan:

hey..iv neva heard anytin lyk dat!!..iv ad 3d n 4d scans done n my baby waz perfectly healthy!! u shud ask ur doctor on ur nxt appointment for his views..or look on google..ders no point in gettin urself worked up ovr it!! by d way i waz 17 havin my lil girl..if u wana chat feel free t mesage me






I was just curious?






 






what school district did you not graduate from because I want to make sure we NEVER wind up there.  good god.  really? 






 






Ultrasounds causing autism....  I think if a single ultrasound caused autism we'd have kids with scrambled eggs for brains - so go ahead and have the scan done.






 






My oldest had several done and my youngest had several done.  Both are normal, bright students on the honor roll.





 



 



oh im sorry, do you want me to reply in full sentences?? its quicker to reply the way i did, and oh yeah  i did graduate from school you snob!! get a life. WAS THAT SENTENCE GOOD ENOUGH FOR YOU??

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Rachel - posted on 12/21/2009

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Most of what I've seen regarding ultrasounds is that they have not been proven to be safe, and therefore should be used in moderation and for medical reasons. Most kids turn out fine, though, so don't stress out too much about it. We didn't do a 3-D ultrasound, but did have a regular, elective ultrasound to find out if baby was a boy or girl with our first child. And if our next medical ultrasound doesn't give a good indication, we will probably schedule another elective one for determining sex of the child with our current pregnancy.

Krista - posted on 12/21/2009

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Quoting Kate:



Quoting megan:




oh im sorry, do you want me to reply in full sentences?? its quicker to reply the way i did, and oh yeah  i did graduate from school you snob!! get a life. WAS THAT SENTENCE GOOD ENOUGH FOR YOU??









Your original response was illegible. I couldn't figure out what it said. You're not texting your friends on this forum. The women here (usually/hopefully) take the time to read a post. When it cannot be read it makes it difficult to respond. Please use proper English on this site. Thank you.






 






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Thanks, Kate. I've seen a lot of posts that are either in textspeak, or that have absolutely no paragraph breaks, or that have virtually no punctuation whatsoever. I'm sure those posts have some valuable content, but I'll confess that I never read them -- my poor tired brain just can't be bothered trying to decipher them.



Nobody's saying that everybody has to write with perfect grammar, but if your posts look like the result of a sugar-freaked toddler playing with a can of alphabet soup, then the odds are good that it won't get read or taken seriously. 

Iysha - posted on 12/21/2009

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All I can say is that I had a total of 5 ultrasounds while I was pregnant. One at 15 weeks to tell me that there was in fact a fetus inside me, one to look for birth defects and gender at around 5 months, at 33 weeks I had one because I had major bleeding, and 3 done between 33 and 35 weeks to look for how well my daughter was moving.

Honestly, the statement that 3D ultrasounds cause autism sounds like crap.

Rosie - posted on 12/21/2009

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my last child had a 3d ultrasound and he is perfectly fine. i believe it's up to u whether you want to or not, i really enjoyed the 3d ultrasound-but at 20 weeks. i've never had a 3d at 33 wks, but i had a regular one that late and it was really hard to determine anything because the babies bones are denser and it makes alot more shadows, soo maybe if your that far along and unsure, you should wait.

Samantha - posted on 12/21/2009

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I do read these posts. Obviously i had a question that i wanted an opinion on, why wouldnt i be reading this. And yes, i am young and yes, i do know how to text but even then i try to be grammatically correct. It is NOT a big deal though (or at least as big of a deal as to upset this person over howshe wrote a response). Studies show that most people can read a word as long as the first and last letters are in the correct place and there is the right amount of letters. Our brains do not read a word letter for letter (unless, of course, we dont know what that word is). Anyways, all i am trying to say is thank you, everyone, for your input but please do not make this into a place to make fun of one another. This tends to upset me and being 33 weeks pregnant i think i can deal without the drama.

Angie - posted on 12/21/2009

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I don't know if ultrasounds cause autism but they are so expensive, I just can't see spending the money to find out something you'll know in a couple of months anyway. The only way to know 100% sure is to have genetic testing done on your child. Plan for girl and enjoy the rest of your pregnancy.

Theresa - posted on 12/21/2009

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Quoting Sharon:



Quoting megan:

hey..iv neva heard anytin lyk dat!!..iv ad 3d n 4d scans done n my baby waz perfectly healthy!! u shud ask ur doctor on ur nxt appointment for his views..or look on google..ders no point in gettin urself worked up ovr it!! by d way i waz 17 havin my lil girl..if u wana chat feel free t mesage me






I was just curious?






 






what school district did you not graduate from because I want to make sure we NEVER wind up there.  good god.  really? 






 






 






It's text talk.  She said she was young.  That's how a lot of young ppl type.  It's quick and easy.  It doesn't mean they can't use complete, grammatically correct sentances.  She got her point across.  I don't think we need to be mean.

Sharon - posted on 12/20/2009

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Quoting megan:

hey..iv neva heard anytin lyk dat!!..iv ad 3d n 4d scans done n my baby waz perfectly healthy!! u shud ask ur doctor on ur nxt appointment for his views..or look on google..ders no point in gettin urself worked up ovr it!! by d way i waz 17 havin my lil girl..if u wana chat feel free t mesage me



I was just curious?



 



what school district did you not graduate from because I want to make sure we NEVER wind up there.  good god.  really? 



 



Ultrasounds causing autism....  I think if a single ultrasound caused autism we'd have kids with scrambled eggs for brains - so go ahead and have the scan done.



 



My oldest had several done and my youngest had several done.  Both are normal, bright students on the honor roll.

Sue - posted on 12/20/2009

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I have 3 boys with autism. It's not the ultrasound (autism has been around a whole lot longer than 3-D ultrasounds, after all!) and it's not the vaccines either. My kids take after my dad, and they didn't have those vaccines 60 years ago. It is hereditary, plain and simple. Take it from one who knows all too well! It is also not the end of the world, but ask me anything you like if you are still worried.

Krista - posted on 12/20/2009

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If I could have said it without being mean, I might have.....but there was just no way.

Kyle - posted on 12/20/2009

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Quoting Krista:



Quoting megan:

hey..iv neva heard anytin lyk dat!!..iv ad 3d n 4d scans done n my baby waz perfectly healthy!! u shud ask ur doctor on ur nxt appointment for his views..or look on google..ders no point in gettin urself worked up ovr it!! by d way i waz 17 havin my lil girl..if u wana chat feel free t mesage me





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nevermind.





haha, you took the words right off of my keyboard! :P

Taylor - posted on 12/20/2009

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I can't say 100% no, because I don't know much about them. But my sister had a 4D ultrasound done, and her baby was one of the most intelligent babies I had ever seen. He turned two today, and he's always been perfectly fine :)

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I've never heard of this, where did they hear it. I've heard several things about what "causes" asd but nothing is clear.

Krista - posted on 12/20/2009

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Quoting megan:

hey..iv neva heard anytin lyk dat!!..iv ad 3d n 4d scans done n my baby waz perfectly healthy!! u shud ask ur doctor on ur nxt appointment for his views..or look on google..ders no point in gettin urself worked up ovr it!! by d way i waz 17 havin my lil girl..if u wana chat feel free t mesage me


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nevermind.

Krista - posted on 12/20/2009

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I had 3 different ultrasounds for my son. He's extremely bright. However, if a technician is 95% it's a girl, that's a REALLY good number.

Jodi - posted on 12/20/2009

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Only 7 week until you find out for sure anyway :) Is it that important to you that you are 100% sure of the sex rather than 95%?

Andrea - posted on 12/20/2009

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I sure hope not cause i am going to be in trouble with both my kids.. My son had 2 of these.. My daughter had a lot ( 40+) ultarsounds ( not all 3D) but my kids are both normal and what not.. So i would talk with your doctor and see what he/she say...Take care best wishes and merry x-mas

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hey..iv neva heard anytin lyk dat!!..iv ad 3d n 4d scans done n my baby waz perfectly healthy!! u shud ask ur doctor on ur nxt appointment for his views..or look on google..ders no point in gettin urself worked up ovr it!! by d way i waz 17 havin my lil girl..if u wana chat feel free t mesage me

Krista - posted on 12/20/2009

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From what I've been able to read since you brought that up, it does appear that there they have found a small risk of altered brain development in mice when exposed to excessive amounts of sonography. Doctors still feel that ultrasound far outweighs any risks, as it is such an important pre-natal diagnostic tool. But, the FDA does actually discourage its use for non-diagnostic purposes. So if they're 95% sure it's a girl, I would just leave it at that and forgo the extra ultrasound. You can always buy a few green and yellow sleepers just in case that initial ultrasound was wrong. :)

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