View Full Version : Ultrasound is the Coolest Thing Ever

2005-Oct-05, 07:47 AM
SUMMARY: My wife and I went for our second ultrasound last week to see how our second child is coming along. We were originally booked into a terrible ultrasound clinic (we'd been there before) but we begged our midwife to get us into a place that would treat us a little better, so we ended up at a hospital without a maternity ward - they never get a chance to look at babies. We ended up giving the ultrasound technicians a welcome break from the more boring stuff they usually have to look at. They spent almost an hour with us, examining our next baby in detail; showing us the face, the heart, and every little part of the body. If you've never watched an ultrasound before, I can't recommend it enough. A static photo doesn't do justice to the little images you see of your unborn child squirming around in the womb.

Oh yeah... we're having a boy. :-)

Fraser Cain
Universe Today

P.S. I'm headed away for vacation on Friday and won't be back until Tuesday afternoon so there'll be a little break in the news.

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2005-Oct-05, 08:52 AM

Mothers know deep down that a baby is on the way. They don't need to see anything when they can feel it. Seeing it still has a dramatic impact, though, so it's a good idea to ensure the mother gets a good view.

Fathers, on the other hand, benefit enormously by seeing the baby. I think it helps set the emotional tone for the next few months. Seeing the baby helps us prepare psychologically for what comes next. The mother's bulging belly helps, of course, but seeing the heart beat and the little hands and feet has a much bigger impact. All fathers-to-be should make the effort to be there each time.