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Ultrasounds Affect Brain Development

Friday, 22 January 2010 10:50

Scientific experiments have found that overuse of prenatal ultrasound can cause abnormal brain development due to misplacement of brain cells. Several high-profile disorders are thought to be the result of abnormal brain cells, including autism spectrum disorders, epilepsy, dyslexia and schizophrenia. Expectant parents who use ultrasound for nonmedical purposes, such as keepsakes and home videos, are subjecting their unborn children to high doses of ultrasound that could prove hazardous to brain development. With the rise of serious neurological disorders in children, maintaining a low level of prenatal ultrasound is beneficial for your child’s brain development.

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Pathways Issue 24 CoverThis article appeared in Pathways to Family Wellness magazine, Issue #24.

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