Posted: Aug 6, 2012 12:16 PM
Updated: Aug 6, 2012 12:17 PM
I can't wait to hear what you have to say about this possible new trend. I didn't opt for a 3D ultrasound of my son, and I regret it. My ex husband was too cheap (poor me, right?). I did have many ultrasound photos of my son and yes I showed them to everyone including a man holding a sign asking for money.
The Huffington Post ran a story about a Tokyo company who is offering "models" of your unborn child. According to the Huffington Post "Parkside Hiroo Ladies Clinic in Tokyo, which is partnering with Japanese engineering company Fasotec, to produce a small, 3D replicas of fetuses.
The "Shape of an Angel" model is created though a multi-step process that converts an MRI scan of the mother's womb, Geekosystem reports. Once the pelvic region is photographed, the image is then run through 3D imaging software and sent to a 3D printer. White resin is used for the fetus, and clear resin used for the mother's torso region.
The model measures 90 x 60 x 40 millimeters and seems to be packaged in a pink and white gift box. However, the model isn't for the budget-conscious, as it will set buyers back 100,000 yen (about $1,230), io9 reports."
Here is what I have to say about this. No, no and no. My message to moms to be is this, you are going to be holding your baby until your back gives out. You don't need a model of your child. You just don't. I mean, where will you put it, next to your figurines on the mantle? Am I wrong about this? Can we please leave SOME element of surprise to the birth process?
Thoughts? Post below.