A bow to technology


Parents get a 3D glimpse of baby boy

By Emma Palova and Maranda Palova

EW Emma’s Writings

I marvel at the strides the technology has made since my first-born child Emma in 1979.  With no ultrasound yet available, we were eagerly anticipating the arrival of the baby. We had no idea what it was going to be. I really didn’t even have names ready. Finally, I decided if it’s a girl, her name will be Emma.

“Mom, you have a girl,” the doctor said leaning over me.

I was overwhelmed with joy and surprise. And now the family saga continues with the next generation.

My son Jake with wife Maranda Palova have already enjoyed a 3D peek at their son. Maranda is in the eighth month of pregnancy.

Maranda Palova’s account of the 3D experience

Getting a 3D ultrasound is a luxury; I never had the opportunity with my first-born, Josephine. It gives you a small glimpse of what you can look forward to, and I was lucky enough to see my little guy in action.

It was difficult to get an image at first since he was moving so much. But finally we were able to get a good look at his precious face. My first thoughts were WOW how amazing!!!

I could immediately tell that he had a few of my families traits, and seen a resemblance to my brother Tony’s’ features as a child. It will be incredible to see him for the first time and be able to compare that 3D image to real life.

As the technologist scanned more of his body we were able to see that he was also breech (when baby’s feet or buttock are to be delivered first). He still has time to flip into the head down position, but this concerns me and makes me wonder if and when he will do it because there can’t be too much room to flip.

We were also able to see he was quite the gymnast already; he was bent at the torso with his feet to his head. He is quite the character.

I can’t wait to meet him for the first time.

The 3D images are produced by sending sound waves into multiple angles that reflect back into a program reconstructing the images into a three-dimensional image. 3D ultrasounds can enhance medical conditions in an unborn child, but are usually not medically necessary.

About the featured image: this is a 3D ultrasound image of an eight month old baby Pala.

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