There is not greater joy than bringing a new life into the world.
Pregnancy is undoubtedly the most exciting time in a woman’s life; unparalleled by any other. In the past, our mother’s and certainly our grandmothers’ generations pregnancy was a time to wait in anticipation of the birth of their baby. To hear their stories, they had prenatal care, which as basically limited to a few visits to the obstetrician during their pregnancy, and possibly a Lamaze class. A lucky few even had early generation ultrasounds. Although pregnancy remains the same, the experience between modern moms and their predecessors seems worlds apart.
Modern moms are choosing to maximize their pregnancy by choosing to celebrate the entire prenatal experience and their baby’s life before their baby’s birthday. A quick internet search reveals there is no shortage of services available to mother to be. Prenatal spas cater to women during their pregnancy with all services and products 100% pregnancy safe. From prenatal massage to chocolate pedicures women can get the extra special pampering they deserve. Overall health and fitness are also very important. Many moms are choosing prenatal exercise and yoga classes to enrich their spirit and strengthen their bodies in anticipation of baby’s birth. Another popular trend is maternity photography – with mom choosing beautiful, stylized portrait photography which focuses on and highlights her beautiful and changing figure. Some retailers offer at home belly casting kits. Belly castings – a plaster cast mold of mom’s pregnant belly often are displayed as a unique 3-dimensional wall art in babies nursery.
Elective 3D/4D ultrasound in another option which has really grown in popularity. Unlike traditional 2D ultrasound, which is often grainy and difficult to recognize, 3D4D ultrasound allows parents to “see” their baby in amazing detail and clarity. Henriette Clark, RDMS of InSight Imaging Inc. in Monroeville, suggests that unlike a medical setting, InSight was designed with families in mind. InSight offers warm and welcoming center with a large theater style session room, easily accommodating your guests as well. 3D4D Ultrasound offers an incredible bonding experience for not only mom and dad but siblings and other family members as well! A once in a lifetime experience that lasts a lifetime!
With so many options available for modern mothers to personalize and enhance their pregnancy experience, it is important to always bear in mind that these services are to be used to complement the prenatal care offered by your obstetrician and not in place of it.