Why women want prenatal ultrasound in normal pregnancy.

  title={Why women want prenatal ultrasound in normal pregnancy.},
  author={Claire Gudex and Birgitte Lund Nielsen and Mia Madsen},
  journal={Ultrasound in obstetrics & gynecology : the official journal of the International Society of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology},
  volume={27 2},
OBJECTIVES To investigate women's reasons for requesting prenatal ultrasound in the absence of clinical indications. METHODS A postal questionnaire was completed by 370 pregnant women with no apparent obstetric risk factors, who had expressed a desire to have ultrasound scanning in their current pregnancy. The women were asked to indicate, from a list of 12 items, their three most important reasons for wanting scanning. Ninety per cent of the women were in the first trimester of pregnancy… CONTINUE READING

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