WASHINGTON – The last 25 years have seen a festive shift in the ‘big reveal’ process that expecting parents use to discover or announce the gender of their unborn child.
Colored cake fillings, confetti-filled balloons and themed parties have replaced the traditional grainy black-and-white sonogram photos produced in the doctor’s office.
And last March, Betelhem Seleshi of Silver Spring, Md., added to the list of creative ways in which expectant parents can find out the sex of their little ones. With her company Baby Joy 3D/4D Mobile Ultrasound, the Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer brings the big news right into the home.
“This experience is very special,” says Seleshi, who travels to the homes of expectant parents with a mobile ultrasound machine to deliver the news and give a glimpse of the baby.