3D printing allows parents to meet their baby BEFORE it's born 7 years ago

3D printing allows parents to meet their baby BEFORE it's born

We're the 'want it now' generation, with almost everything available overnight or to-go, but when it comes to meeting your new baby, there's no bypassing that nine-month wait.

Until now, that is; these days expectant mums and dads can order a 3D printed model of their unborn child... while it's still in the womb.

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The UK company behind the idea, pregnancy scan studio Baby:Boo, uses a 3D ultrasound of the growing baby to create a lifelike model that can be framed or held.

Owner Katie Kermode, who started Baby:Boo after suffering two miscarriages says:

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"People do think it's a little odd but it's similar to creating casts of baby's feet or hands. It's actually a really lovely keepsake to cherish."

Katie, who is now mum to two children, Alfie (3) and Sienna (2) told The Sun:

"After I lost two pregnancies I underwent fertility treatment and finally fell pregnant with Alfie.

"But there was no way I could wait for 12 weeks to see everything was okay.

"I also has scans throughout, I think being pregnant is a scary time, especially if you have struggled to get pregnant.

"It's nice to sit back and enjoy your pregnancy and take some of the stress off."

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