Archive for October, 2012

Book Series Giveaway! Don’t Miss Out

Friday, October 26th, 2012

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Sick Kids + BabyView = Healthy Kids

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Testimonal from Alyssa

Friday, October 19th, 2012

Little Miss Chubby Cheeks is blowing kisses in this video. Too cute, thanks Alyssa for allowing BabyView to do your 3D and 4D ultrasound.

Gender Selection…what do you think?

Monday, October 15th, 2012

Hello to all our moms past, present and future! I have just finished watching a CBC documentary on gender determination for the purposes of gender selection, a practice I find apalling. As a diagnostic sonographer with more than 25 years obsterical experience I can tell you this is very disturbing. I am sure that the majority of moms that come to BabyView for gender come in order to plan for their little one’s arrival, however the majority is not good enough. I have refused some people because I am sure that was their purpose and if I thought I contributed to the termination of a  pregnancy, I would physically be sick. So, even though it is possible to determine gender earlier, and has been acceptable for decades at the 18-20 week ultrasound, I am seriously considering moving the 18 week minimum up to 20 weeks. Please let me know your thoughts and watch the video clip.

Warmest Regards,


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Does it matter where I have my 3D ultrasound done?

Wednesday, October 10th, 2012

Yes. Several factors are involved in obtaining the highest quality images. BabyView™ uses state-of-the-art equipment and highly-skilled and experienced licensed sonographer to obtain the best images of your baby. Additionally, the following factors may influence the clarity of the images:
Fetal position: BabyView™ has great  first-time success and  will work to get baby in a cooperative position.
Maternal tissue:
Because additional tissue  results in less contrast on imaging, we tend to get better results with our fuller-figured clients later in their pregnancy.
Fetal activity: It is fun to see the baby in motion in and a little food or juice before  your visit can assist in increasing baby’s activity. We encourage you to enjoy your baby’s activity and we’ll do our part to work with your baby.
Gestational development: Each baby is simply unique. Using state-of-the-art equipment and most qualified technician, we will provide you with the best possible session.

Do you or have you read to your unborn child while pregnant?

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

This isn’t such a silly question. In fact most moms’ I know did this.  It became a routine in my everyday life. Just like taking a shower, making my bed (well sometimes), taking frozen meat out of the freezer to defrost for that night’s dinner, you get the idea; reading to my baby bump became a daily task for me. A had a few stories on the shelf but I mostly read one book (it became my favourite) and I still read it to my kids today. “My Leafs Sweater” by Mike Leonetti. Ok, ok I know what you’re thinking; “really, a hockey book”, but hockey is a big part of my life. My husband is a hockey broadcaster, he lives, he breathes and bleeds blue and white. I knew when we got together that I better start listening to sports radio and watch a few games so I knew what “icing” meant. So I thought I better get this kid interested in the sport right from the absolute start. Therefore this became a very obvious book of choice.  I know that reading to your unborn child provides many benefits one being a strong emotional connection.  Your voice is the loudest and most frequent sound your baby will hear and recognize after birth. Research has shown that if a baby is repeatedly read the same story while in the womb, it provides a calming effect to your baby.  Dutch researchers have discovered a connection between hearing and learning for babies still in utero. Exposing babies to a certain sound repeatedly allowed them to react sooner. This evidence supports the fact that babies can learn in utero.  The book you decide to read doesn’t really matter as long as take the time to bond with your baby. There are only benefits here so why not? No matter what the book is just sit back, put your feet up and enjoy your book and you’re baby will too.

BabyView has a channel on YouTube!

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

World Breastfeeding Week Events - October 1st, 2012 to October 7th, 2012

Monday, October 1st, 2012

Breastfeeding matters to you and your baby. Give yourself the time to learn about breastfeeding. Come join us at one of our breastfeeding groups. Contact us for your prenatal breastfeeding package and visit our website.

Prenatal Breastfeeding Package Order a free copy! Call Durham Health Connection Line at 905-666-6241 or 1-800-841-2729.