This paper was presented at the Royal Society of Medicine Forum on Maternity and the Newborn: Ultrasonography in Obstetrics, April 17, 1985.
Women's Views of Ultrasonography in Obstetrics
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Volume 13, Issue Supplement s1, pages 34–37, December 1986
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Stewart, N. (1986), Women's Views of Ultrasonography in Obstetrics. Birth, 13: 34–37. doi: 10.1111/j.1523-536X.1986.tb01071.x
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ABSTRACT: Although a few studies have suggested that ultrasound scans can improve the bonding between mother and fetus, many women described themselves as more concerned or worried after a scan than they were before. It is possible that some women who feel relieved after a scan are relieved of the fears the procedure itself generated, since no significant differences were found in anxiety levels between a postscan and a no-scan group. Excessive reliance on the technology could reduce the clinical skills of caregivers.