Ultrasound Parties?

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Ultrasound Parties?
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Wed, 01-02-2013 - 10:22am

The ultrasound tech squirts gel on her belly, the expectant mom looks at the beating heart on the flickering screen, and a dozen friends and family members huddle in for a closer look -- drinks in hand.

Welcome to the new frontier in pregnancy oversharing: the ultrasound party. Good luck selecting the right gift.

Thanks to improved ultrasound technology, parents-to-be can now invite friends and family to share in an intimate viewing of baby in utero.

“It’s our opportunity to see those little fingers and toes again,” said Kimberly Enderle, a 29-year-old Rogers, Ark., mom due in February who decided to host an ultrasound party just for fun.

With the exception of two women in lab coats and a buzzing console next to the chaise lounge, the Enderles' party was like any other family gathering. Drinks, snacks, friendly banter. Once the machine was ready, though, Kimberly asked husband Jonathon to corral the guests around the two monitors and hit the lights.

Suddenly there was a baby on the screen.

Ultrasound parties: New frontier in pregnancy oversharing- http://www.today.com/moms/ultrasound-parties-new-frontier-pregnancy-oversharing-1C7753058

Well this is an interesting trend!  Would you be interested in hosting an ultrasound party? I'm sure the excitement would be great- especially when expecting multiples! Do you think it is a fun idea, or just way too TMI?

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Registered: 10-25-2009
Thu, 01-03-2013 - 2:46pm

Ummmmm... I've never heard of something so ridiculous!!

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Registered: 11-01-2011
Sun, 01-06-2013 - 2:40pm

I'm not sure where you can have a party like that, but no way would my MFM dept allow a party in the U/S dept or any other dept during pregnancy.  The only place they might is after you've delivered, in your own private room.  Personally I'm not sure it's a good idea..  So many things can be found out at those apts..and not always good news. 

Wendy