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When did doctors start doing ultrasounds on pregnant women and printing them out?

I was born in the 70's and I don't remember seeing them until my nieces were born about 12 years ago. I googled it but no luck.

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BluDog

Asked by BluDog at 3:59 PM on Jun. 27, 2011 in Technology

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  • I don't know what exact year, but I think you're in the right time frame - somewhere in the 80's? I have a brother who was born in 1980 and I remember my mom having one ultrasound picture printed out and it's in his baby book. It was just one (not like how they print out a bunch nowadays) and I definitely don't think it was a common practice then...
    Pollymom

    Answer by Pollymom at 4:06 PM on Jun. 27, 2011

  • They did it in the 70's it just wasn't common. My husband has the ultrasound of his brother and sister (well, at least one of them.) they were both were still born.
    Shell89

    Answer by Shell89 at 4:17 PM on Jun. 27, 2011

  • According to this article http://www.motherandchildhealth.com/Prenatal/sarah/ultrasound.html   comercial machines became available in 1963 and by the late 70's ultrasounds became a routine part of obstetric care.     

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:17 PM on Jun. 27, 2011

  • They've been doing it for quite awhile. My oldest will be 23 years old this year and I remember getting a print out from the u/s.
    MrsMWF

    Answer by MrsMWF at 4:23 PM on Jun. 27, 2011

  • I thought they always did
    Christmaslver68

    Answer by Christmaslver68 at 10:47 AM on Jun. 30, 2011

  • I had one of my son in 91
    tazdvl

    Answer by tazdvl at 10:50 PM on Jul. 6, 2011

  • late 70s/early 80s. My brother and sister were born in 75/76 and neither had one, I was born in 82 and there was one with me.
    aj23

    Answer by aj23 at 12:17 AM on Jul. 8, 2011

  • I think everyone answered good!
    MommaSiete

    Answer by MommaSiete at 11:23 PM on Jul. 8, 2011

  • my mom had one onf me and i was born in 84
    ilovemyboys84

    Answer by ilovemyboys84 at 7:02 PM on Jul. 12, 2011

  • I'm thinking some time in the 80s?
    tasches

    Answer by tasches at 2:06 PM on Jul. 13, 2011

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