New Ultrasound Device: Parents View Baby As It Grows Inside Womb
Medical technology has come such a long way! We had the “father belt”, an overlarge pillow attached to a belt that Daddys-to-be wore and tried to tie their shoes….just to feel what it’s like to be 8 months pregnant. Now……Oh how I wish they had this when I was pregnant 17 years ago! A device to watch your baby grow…..FROM INSIDE THE WOMB!
As Doug Bonderud explains, it’s the brain-child (pun intended) invented by Melody Shiue and allows parents pre-birth bonding using “fetal visualization”.
It looks like a wrestler’s belt that hooks around the mother’s abdomen. When a button is pushed, an ultra sonic layer next to the skin images the baby onto a stretchable electronic textile. The parents can not only watch the baby grow, but see if he/she smiles or kicks!
I truly wish we could get a hold of one and try it on my co-host Ken Hayes….can you imagine what we’d see? Lots of beer and chicken wings, I imagine! Have you had access to one of these new devices? If you were pregnant, would you WANT to keep a watchful eye on your baby before it was born?