For the little bundle of joy

Recently Hollywood celebrity Josh Duhamel said that he is ready for fatherhood. And how did he realize it? Seeing wife Fergie’s ultrasound makes the precious expectation of having his own child ever so real for him. The actor said, “It’s very exciting. Seeing that ultrasound is unlike anything you’ve ever seen. You’re like, ‘Wow, it’s mine.’”

Josh is not the only one. All my friends who have become recent moms and dads (a lot, given my friend circle at the moment) have wonderful stories to share about the first time they saw their child on ultrasound scans. Reactions have ranged from excitement to anxiety, ecstasy to nervousness. One friend said that when she saw her baby’s heart moving she couldn’t believe how she could conceive life. For another friend, the doctor said hi and the baby moved its arms! Probably it was just a coincidence and the baby was just moving its arm but for her it was such a happy moment that she can never forget it.

A colleague in office comes back from every ultrasound and tells me which fruit or vegetable the baby looks like now. She started by saying cherry, moved to olives and now is talking oranges. Irrespective of her baby’s size, it’s always a great sight for her, something she can't stop talking about and replaying over and over in her head. She has pictures of the scans that she keeps staring at on her laptop screen and showing to all of us who seem willing. Apparently her husband has taken video copies of the scan and keeps them in his bag. I know that she can't wait to see her baby and find out if it is a boy or a girl, though she will love the baby irrespective of anything.

These stories are very heart-warming, especially told today - a day after Mother's day. Becoming a parent is one of the most special experiences for any couple and today it is even richer and more involved. New parents may have some questions about what to expect during pregnancy, what is happening with the developing baby, and what they should be doing to prepare for childbirth. They have anxieties and curiosities about what their child looks like and what the child is doing. Pretty much all these questions can be answered today with the help of modern healthcare. Latest innovations in key medical specialties have come to India through the efforts of medical visionaries and are helping parents across the country enhance their experience. I hear of new technologies like 3D ultrasound scans, psychoprophylaxis (antenatal classes), entonox and epidural. T.E.N.S (Trans Cutaneous Nerve Stimulation) and Water births; most of which are already present in India. Becoming a parent is going to be an even more rewarding experience with each passing day, thanks to cutting edge medical developments that are touching all our lives!

This post is written for a contest hosted by Apollo Hospitals and Indiblogger!


Anonymous said…
All the very best , this was lovely to read too
Nice blog post :-) all the best for the contest :-)
Canary said…
Thanks Ryan and Hair clinic people (whoever you are :P ) .. this post actually won a prize so I'm very happy that such a topic got noticed and appreciated :)
preethi said…
Hey...congrats on the win :) loved the post..especially since I went through the same phase 2 years back. All the best to you :)

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