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The excitement of pregnancy should be shared with more than just the mother and father, which is why My Baby Bump 3D / 4D Ultrasound’s technician, Mary, decided to establish the facility. With three decades of experience performing ultrasounds, Mary has seen the joy a couple experiences as they meet their baby for the first time. But she recognized that traditional medical ultrasounds never gave the parents or their friends and family a chance to bond with the baby, which is why she encourages parents to invite their loved ones along to see the baby and listen to its heartbeat.
Mary gives her clients plenty of time to admire their little ones as she glides an advanced GE Voluson 730 ultrasound-imaging system across bellies, capturing realistic 3-D and 4-D images of the unborn child moving around. And to enhance each bonding experience, the traditional sepia-colored image on the machine can be transformed into blue or pink tones to represent the gender of the baby. Mary is sometimes even able to pick out which family traits the baby possesses, such as an aquiline nose or a beautiful singing voice.