Hi there - sorry for butting in on this - but wanted to add my teo penneth!<br><br>I had my 20 week scan yesterday, and I asked the consultant whether babies were adversely affected by the soundwaves of the ultrasound. He said that as long as scans were kept to under an hour duration, that all the baby felt was warmth. I had asked because I had heard that the ultrasound is actually soundwaves, and the picture you get back is from the sound waves bouncing back so you get the image. So I had wondered if the babyt could hear the sound waves. So the consultant said that babies were not bothered by ultrasound, but if the scans lasted for over 2 hours they did get quite warm.<br><br>He did however say that some research had been done to show that babies did get distressed by the sound of a doppler, that they seemed not to like the sound.<br><br>So not telling anyone what to do here, and I know it's so lovely to hear the heart beat, but I was quite surprised by this.<br><br>By the way, while I'm on, all was OK with my 20 week scan, although the baby is lying left to right, which would explain the pains I get down my thighs when sitting down for too long! But it also appears my placenta has formed over my cervix, so baby BOB (for Baby on Board!) is lying on it. Trust me to have a lazy one whose using my placenta as a cushion! This is called placenta previa apparently, and if the placenta doesn't shift (if Bob doesnt move off it!!) then I'll be admitted at 34 weeks and have to stay in hosp and have early CS at 37 weeks. I ahve already booked an elective section anyway, on psychological grounds, so am not worried about that, but dont want a lengthy hosp admission. So I'd be interested to hear if anyone else has had experience of this condition.<br><br>Hope everyone is well, love Sally xxxx<br>
Me - severe endo, DH - poor sperm. First IVF ICSI Nov 02 neg. Second IVF/ICSI May 03 Positive.
Miracle baby Jay born on 27th January 04