How does a Babywatcher pregnancy scan work?
The Babywatcher creates sound, just like any other ultrasound device. It’s pitched so high, that no one can hear it, not even your baby. This is why it’s called ultrasound. The Babywatcher transmits ultrasound and also receives it. Thanks to this scan, the Babywatcher is able to create images and this is what we know as an ultrasound. It has nothing to do with radiation like x-rays.
How safe is ultrasound?
It’s completely safe. Ultrasound has never caused any harm, even though the norm that sets the maximum intensity is a lot higher than it used to be and keeps increasing over the years.
Then why have norms in the first place?
Well the norms are there to prevent any possible risk. During lab tests on mice they found that there’s a risk of warming up tissue and too much heat can be dangerous. The norms help prevent this.
What’s the risk of warming up tissue?
With Babywatcher, the risk is next to nothing. The intensity of the Babywatcher is a lot lower than today’s norms. But also devices like the ones at your gynecologist, are mostly risk free. This is because there is too much movement and too little intensity to warm up. Compare it with trying to make a fire with a piece of paper and a magnifying glass, when it’s cloudy and you’re moving the paper. It’s not going to happen :)
Does Babywatcher meet the standards?
Yes! We have all necessary certifications and we comply with the highest standards.