Ask Collage – Can An Ultrasound Hurt My Baby?
Hey! I’m Joey, the Center Director and Ultrasound Tech for Collage here in Grand Island.
I just had an ultrasound patient ask me the other day if the ultrasound would hurt her baby. And I thought this was such a great question! You know, anytime we have any kind of medical test or procedure done, it’s important for us to know exactly what it’s going to entail and any potential risks involved.
Even though we use high-frequency sound waves while doing an ultrasound, there have been no harmful effects discovered with it. That being said, this ultrasound really is a very common practice that’s done even in the early first trimester of pregnancy to help confirm a pregnancy.
I don’t know if this is a question that has run through your mind but hopefully it eases your mind some.