SDMS Position Statement
Use of Sonography for Entertainment Purposes in Obstetrics
The Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS) believes that the use of sonography without a medical indication is inappropriate. Therefore, the use of sonography (including two-dimensional (2D), three-dimensional (3D) and four-dimensional (4D) ultrasound) to view the fetus, obtain a picture of the fetus, or determine the fetal gender without a medical indication is contrary to responsible medical practice.
Approved by the SDMS Board of Directors, March, 2013.
FDA - Ultrasound Imaging
Avoid Fetal “Keepsake” Images, Heartbeat Monitors
Taking a Close Look at Ultrasound
Health Canada Information on Fetal Ultrasound for Keepsake Videos