“Pregnancy these days can be a minefield of medical examination and testing, from the time you first do the home pregnancy test until the moment baby takes his or her first breath, and even after then. Most women accept the barrage of testing without question, feeling that the more information they can have, the better, whereas others opt out of some or all of them entirely. However, one thing many women don’t feel comfortable skipping are routine ultrasound scans…”
This is a piece I wrote for Homebirth Aotearoa. You can read the rest here – worth considering if you’re pregnant or planning a pregnancy in the near future.