Archive for April, 2009

March BabyView of the Month Contest Winners

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

Congratulations to Suzanne and Robert, the winners of our March BabyView of the Month contest.

How did you feel about your 3D ultrasound?

The feeling was overwhelming; it’s so hard to believe that the little person inside me looks like that already with other ultrasounds it’s just not as real.

Describe some of your feelings and overall experience at BabyView?

The first time you see your baby is when they’re born but with this ultrasound it’s like meeting the baby before he or she takes his first breath. We was very excited after we booked our appointment, it was hard to wait the week out. My husband who is not easily excited was just giddy. When we were inside having the ultrasound it was hard not to cry because of how beautiful he was.

Does your baby have any siblings?

Our baby has one sibling her name is Mina. She is 2 1/2 years old and really she knows there’s a baby but it hasn’t kicked in that the baby is coming home to stay.

Who are the other family members awaiting your baby’s arrival?

There are four grandparents’ lots of cousins and aunts and uncles waiting for his arrival. On one side there are already 9 grandkids from ages 20 to under a year, then on the other side there is only 2.

Does your baby have a name yet? If so, is he/she named after anyone special?

We have decided to name our new baby Calvin after his uncle on his dad’s side, which his uncle thought was cool.

Where will the baby’s first home be?

We will bring Calvin home to Ajax, Ontario near the end of June hopefully it won’t be to hot.

Did you think your baby resembled anyone in your family? Why or how?

When my husband and I were in the 3d ultrasound we thought that baby Calvin looked like his two year old sister Mina, which funny for my husband because he thought his genes in the boy area would be more dominated then mine. Mina looks just like I did when I was two. It was all in the face, their noses are very much the same.

What are your hopes and dreams for your baby’s future?

We hope that baby Calvin grows up to be health and happy, with a good outlook on life, and knows with a little hard work he can be anything he wants to be.

We would say if you want to be amazed 3D ultrasound with BabyView is the way to go, we have never been more satisfied.

Your Birth Plans.

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

Real-life births are full of surprises, but flexible planning will help you have your baby in the way that’s right for you.

Imagine this: You will soon be journeying through a wilderness. You’ve talked to some friends who have already travelled this wilderness, and they all have different stories to tell. Some people have climbed steep mountains, or struggled slowly through dense woods, while others have hiked along an easier path.
There are some common threads, too. Almost everyone describes the trip as being most challenging toward the end. Many people say it was helpful to have an experienced guide with them. And everyone promises you that the reward for reaching the other side is worth every second of the journey.
Planning your birth is a little like getting ready for that journey. There is so much about birth that is unpredictable. You don’t know when labour will start, how long it will last, what complications might arise or how you will feel about everything when it happens.
But there are some plans you can make. You can learn about birth so you are will prepared to consider your options. You can think about the environment and care you would like to have during labour. You can even think about what will help you cope if things don’t work out as you had hoped and your plans have to change. Consider these questions as you put your plans in place:

Where do you want to be in labour and while giving birth?
If you are planning a hospital birth, would you like to be in the birthing room rather than the regular labour ward? (You may need to pre-register.) Would you prefer to labour at home as long as possible, or do you think you would be more comfortable heading to the hospital fairly early? If you are planning a home birth, you will need to find a caregiver who attends home deliveries, and also make plans about which hospital you will transfer to if problems arise.

Who do you want to have with you?
As well as your caregiver (physician or midwife), you may want your partner, a labour support person, your mother or a friend. Do you have older children who also want to be part of the birth? Do you have a backup if your partner or labour support person is unexpectedly unable to be with you?
Increasingly women are choosing to hire trained labour supporters (doulas), in addition to their partners, to help them through labour. If you are interested in learning more about this option, check out the DONA International website:

What do you want to be doing in labour?
Do you picture yourself walking around outdoors, standing in the shower, relaxing in a whirlpool tub, listening to music? You might need to make several possible plans:
If labour starts in the middle of the night, what will help you relax and get more rest? If labour starts in the morning when you are not tired, how can you keep active and encourage the labour to progress?

What kind of help would you like?
What comfort measures do you think will be most helpful? Do you hope to have an unmedicated birth, or do you plan to request pain medication as soon as labour becomes really difficult? You can’t predict how you will feel once labour is really underway, but if your support team knows your goals and preferences, they can support you more effectively.

Are there any routine hospital procedures you wish to avoid?
Remember that you are entitled to refuse these if you choose. Your hospital tour may be a good time to learn about the policies of the hospital you plan to use.

Are there any issues you feel strongly about?
Are you very concerned, for example, about avoiding an episiotomy? Make sure you discuss this carefully with those who will be attending you.
There may also be small things that are important to you. Some women,, for instance, prefer to labour in their own nightgown rather than a hospital gown.

What do you want to happen once the baby is born?
If you’ve been concentrating on the labour, you may not have thought much about this part. Does your partner want to tell the baby’s sex or cut the cord?
Do you want to breastfeed immediately or keep the baby with you?

What if labour complications do arise?
It’s impossible to anticipate all the possible variations, but you can consider some of the common ones and any that you are especially concerned about. For example, if you need help pushing your baby out, you may have a choice between forceps and a vacuum extractor – so you might want to discuss this issue and include your preferences in the birth plan. or if you need to have a Caesarean section, which members of your birth team will be able to stay with you? Can your partner stay at the hospital to help care for the baby?

Article by Teresa Pitman.
Taken from Today’s Parent Pregnancy Guide (Spring 2009)

New arrivals!

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

Thank you so much for everything that you have done for us. You were very patient and wonderful to work with to get the pictures of our baby girl. Jennifer was convinced that she was having a baby boy. And after that she was pleased that she had a baby girl. Thank you so much for everything.

Rachel Giovanna Morgan

March 25th 2009. 6:40am C-Section.

7lbs and 12oz

Thanks again.

Paul, Jennifer, and Rachel Morgan. ____________________________________________________________________

I would like to introduce our new addition to the family, baby boy Nicholas Joseph Saikali. Nicholas was born on March 21st at 1:18 pm. My husband and I would like to thank you for the wonderful opportunity that you gave us to see our baby before he was born.


Maya El-Saikali


Our bearutiful baby girl has arrived. Carly Elizabeth was born on Febuary 19th 2009 at 11:20am, 7lbs 15ozs and 19.5in long. Our experiance at BabyView was amazing, the staff is extreemly informative and they were very paitent with my other 3 children who also attended, all of which are under 5. I was very shocked to find out during our ultrasound that we were expecting our 3rd girl, and was very unsure until she was actually born. But the staff was right! She is a girl and we are very happy to have her here. We were very suprised how much Carly resembled her older sister, as early as 21weeks. Thanks you so much to the BabyView staff for an unforgetable experiance that we will all carry with us forever.

Dawn, Paul, Amelie, Jakob, Makala and Carly Stone


We had our boy on November 9, 2020 and named him Riley Donald Carson Foster. He weighed 7 lbs 14 oz and was 21 inches long………….Jill Drodge


Michael Christopher Pinder joined us on December 17th, 2008 at 12:24pm. He was born at home and weighed in at 8lbs 5 oz. I would like to thank you again for the wonderful experience we had with our two ultrasound scans. You made it so enjoyable with the personal touch you gave us and the time you took to ensure we had a great view of our little one. The CD and DVD are a great keepsake, and it’s amazing to see how much he resembles the pictures taken. I will highly recommend your services to other expectant mothers I know.

Thanks again Cheryl and Chris Pinder