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Ultrasound in Hospitals

Most of you will be familiar with the idea that unborn babies can be photographed - if rather unclearly - by using ultrasound. This is safe compared to X-rays, which may damage the child.
ultrasound scan of baby in womb

Apart from giving parents the first photograph for the album, it allows doctors to check for certain birth defects, checking its size - and even if there is more than one!

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