In celebration of Mother’s Day, we honor the hardest workers on the planet. Some things will never change. But pregnancy sure has! The advent of 3 and 4 D ultrasound allows today’s moms to know more about their pre-born babies than any generation in the history of well…the world.
Here are five of the things today’s baby-birthin’ mamas know that their mothers couldn’t fathom.
1) The Gender Specifics
Most of our mothers had to wait until deliver day to find out if we were an Oliver or Olivia.
3-D ultrasound technology makes it much easier for mom’s and dad’s to see for themselves whether they have conceived a boy or girl-child. No fuzzy images here. Now we can have gender reveal parties, boy or girl themed showers and nurseries ready and waiting.
2) The Appearance of Awesomeness
Our moms could only imagine whether baby would sport grandma’s nose or daddy’s lips. Now we can distinguish a cleft in the chin, dimples, hair and more.
3) Personality Test
Our ancestors could only guess at the personalities beneath their bellies. Now mamas-to-be witness their little ones as they smile, grimace, cry and even yawn.
4) My Personal Preference
Our mothers never knew that we were making decisions as early as our first trimester. Babies taste what mom had for breakfast…and react to their environment. Moms who have multiple ultrasounds may start to notice babies mannerisms. Maybe they always suck the same toe, or put their right hand over their forehead. Pay attention, you will likely see a repeat performance when baby is born.
5) Position Statement
When our mother’s were pregnant, doctors or midwives had to poke and prod to figure out…err, which end was up. Some were pretty skilled guessers, but ultrasound offers assurance that baby is in the right position for birth. It also reveals placenta placement, which is crucial for a safe delivery.
All images captured at Prenatal Imaging in Kansas City.
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