Good Morning America: Sonogram Party
Good Morning America is up on all the disturbing trends, such as Teen Shaming. But this next concept takes the cake in terms of being over the top. Have you heard of a Sonogram Party? It is exactly what it sounds like. Could you imagine going to one of these occasions?
GMA: Baby Shower Viewing Party
Instead of a baby shower, how about a viewing party? Good Morning America invaded one family’s sonogram viewing party into a national news spectacle by tagging along for their party. The tech revealed that the Smith family is having a boy.
Good Morning America: Peek A View Review
Proud mom-to-be Maggie Smith said that the occasion is more emotional and less medical when done in a party setting. GMA used a clip from Friends to illustrate how upsetting and complicated a sonogram appointment at the doctor’s office can be.
But online companies such as Peek A View will bring ultrasound equipment to you. Husband Manley Smith said he was reluctant at first.
GMA: Sonogram Party Cost
Ultrasound technician Lisa Dixon said she charges about $500 for this type of sonogram party service, which is for “entertainment purposes only. So I do absolutely no diagnosting,” she said.
Is it a fun idea or bad news to have your baby’s gender revealed at a party? At least the Smith family knew in advance what the gender would be.
Good Morning America: Ultrasound Pregnancy Health Risk?
Meanwhile, ABC News senior medical contributor Dr Jennifer Ashton is among the critics of this new trend. “Just because it’s safe doesn’t mean it should be done excessively or without proper medical indications,” she said.
Lisa Dixon said there is no proven risk associated with a third or fourth ultrasound. I’m still not convinced. What is the etiquette for declining an ultrasound party invitation? Do you still have to send a gift?