The Psychological Impact of 3D Ultrasound Scans
This study investigates the psychological effects of 3D
ultrasound scans on pregnant women and their partners. These scans,
offered by private clinics, are becoming increasingly popular.
Prospective parents generally choose them not for clinical reasons,
but to ‘meet the baby’.
So far, there is only limited research into
the psychological effects of these scans. This study aims to
investigate the effect of 3D scans on bonding, anxiety/reassurance
and sense of control. It will also explore prospective
parents’ motives for having a private 3D scan, how they experience
the scan and what meaning they attach to the scan.
This study is undertaken by PhD student Fran
Wadephul and supervised by Professor Julie
Dr Lesley Glover. An information leaflet is
available to explain this study in more detail.
For further information please contact Fran on 07775 276315 or
Tel: 07775 276315