Updated: May 3
When I started as an ultrasound tech I was concerned I would be missing the connection I knew and loved from being a childbirth and prenatal yoga teacher. Overtime it was amazing to me to see how much the babies showed their personalities and the personality traits that they inherited from their parents through these ultrasounds. A lot of people think that the elective ultrasounds are simply for pictures of the baby but I quickly found that the little things that the babies do within the mom's womb shows so much about who they are and who they take after.
A lot of people think that the elective ultrasounds are simply for pictures of the baby but I quickly found that the little things that the babies do within the mom's womb shows so much about who they are and who they take after. Who would have known that something so simple as a baby picking it nose within the womb would show that she has some personality characteristics of her Grandfather!
I was attempting to get good 3D ultrasound pictures of a baby boys face, and he made it so darn difficult to get a good image of his face. When we finally did get his face he gave us the most scrunched up grumpy forehead look, which was so adorable! As soon as the father saw that expression, he told the mother that the baby takes after her! The mom agreed and we all had a hardy laugh!
I had another cute little boy who also made our 3D ultrasound picture very difficult because he literally had his little foot right on his face. But it was more than his foot being in front of his face, he was using his little toes to rub his forehead and his eyes. The father of this baby sat watching so quietly as we just watched this little boy scratch his head with his toesies .
I finally commented how uncommon this was for me to see. After I made that comment the quiet father did a little quiet chuckle. He then proceeded to say, “Oh, he gets that from me.” He tells us that for his entire life he has been incredibly flexible. This is a little ironic because he is 6 foot four.
He tells us that as a child he used to bring his feet up to his head all the time and as an adult he still had that same flexibility. The next thing I new, he quickly began to show us as we sat in the ultrasound room.
I have so many stories just like this it's more than just providing a glimpse at a baby’s facial features. It's more than learning who's nose or who's lips the baby has. Babies in the womb have so much personality already, so these ultrasounds end up being so much more than my clients ever expect. And I get to participate in uncovering those little personality traits of each and every one of these babies. I absolutely love my work! Want to learn more about your baby, who your baby resembles or learn about their little personality? Schedule an appointment today.