Would You Want a 3D Printed Model of Your Unborn Child?


Expectant parents in England can now have an unusual keepsake of their pregnancy. For around $230, they can order a 3D printed model of their unborn child.

British firm Baby:Boo started as a way to provide a more personalized baby scanning service for pregnant moms. Using large monitors in full color, moms can see their babies up close and personal using 2D, 3D, and 4D scanning technology.

They can also take a souvenir – in the form of a 3D printed image of their unborn baby – home.

“People do think it’s a little odd but it’s similar to creating casts of babies’ feet or hands. It’s actually a really lovely keepsake to cherish. The 3D figurines are a really unique way to share the excitement of your new baby with family and friends – there will be no need to look at scan pictures any more, they can almost see the real thing,” company founder Katie Kermode continued.

While the scans use technology similar that used in a NHS medical clinic, according to Kermode she hopes that allowing the moms time to coo and bond with their unborn child will help the expectant moms to feel more comfortable with their pregnancy.

“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. I found it to be quite addictive,” Kermode recently explained to the Daily Mail about why she founded Baby:Boo and offers the scans and models to pregnant moms in a relaxed mom-centric environment.

Photo Credit: 3DPrint.com