As moms-to-be enter through Inner Child Imaging's naturally lit atrium, rustling boughs of greenery and a fountain's soothing murmurs immediately set them at ease. The serenity of their surroundings doesn't dwindle as they settle into a plush recliner for their ultrasound imaging appointment, preparing for their first view of their baby. The technicians apply the same training and technology used by OB/GYN practices to conduct a brief sonogram scan—then, on the room's 42-inch viewing screen, a pristine depiction of tiny feet, hands, and features greets mothers and an assembly of up to 10 seated guests and additional standing spectators.
The 3-D sonogram studio preserves the scan's resulting images in one of four packages, ranging from the Boy or Girl? option, which determines the baby's sex with 2-D pictures, to the Complete Story option, which sends moms home with color 3-D images, CDs, DVDs, and a list of their child's celebrity lookalikes.