A baby in the family brings immeasurable joy. Parent-to-be is more excited than anyone else that they even celebrate or come up with a party a month or weeks before the baby arrives. Baby Shower as it is commonly known in some countries including the Philippines.
Usually in a baby shower, an expectant mom receives gifts for babies like feeding bottles, diapers, baby clothes and even toys. Also books about parenting or child raising are also common present.
But today, foetus parties are becoming a trend especially in the Western countries. Foetus party is where people gather to view a 3D or 4D pictures of the baby in the womb. And it is causing a buzz.
Midwives are worrying about commercialization of pregnancy or the use of supposed diagnostic scans for entertainment, as it raises ethical questions according to Professor Cathy Warwick, the chief executive of the Royal College of Midwives.
Prof Warwick stated in an article posted in Yahoo that ultrasound was intended to be a screening tool to help detect babies with serious problems and ensure pregnancy management was tailored appropriately.
She also warned: If a woman is celebrating much more overtly than she might normally do regarding a pregnancy at an early stage during the pregnancy and, then, at a later stage a serious problem emerges; a mother may need increased counselling after raising everyone’s expectations of her pregnancy at a foetus party, only to learn of complications later on.