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A heartbeat makes an unmistakable sound with a rhythm that signifies life and love. Hearing your own heartbeat is a regular part of life, from checking your pulse at the doctor’s office to feeling it beat against your chest in nervous excitement. However, the sound of your baby’s heartbeat is something much more beautiful than a standard respiratory and circulatory system function. As the world continues to turn, there are so many things from your pregnancy that will get replaced by your child’s most recent milestones — don’t let their first heartbeats be on that list!

Fortunately, at Fetal Vision Imaging, you can purchase one of a selection of Heartbeat Buddies. We can record some of your baby’s first heartbeats with a recordable stuffed animal of your choice so that you can never forget them. Heartbeat Buddies are a great way to remember your visit and celebrate your pregnancy privately, but they can serve many other purposes as well. Here are some suggestions on how to gift or present your Heartbeat Buddy to those who matter the most.

Pregnancy Announcement

One of the best things you can do with a Heartbeat Buddy is to announce your pregnancy to your friends and family when the time is right. You can take a picture of your Heartbeat Buddy holding your baby’s sonogram and post it to social media or present it to your parents or grandparents and ask them to guess what they hear when you play the heartbeat. Make sure to pick an animal that you think best represents you and your child.

Gender Reveal

At Fetal Vision Imaging, you can get a blood test for gender in the Philadelphia area, starting nine weeks into your pregnancy. Therefore, what better way is there to commemorate learning your baby’s gender than with a Heartbeat Buddy? Gender reveal parties and celebrations are becoming more and more popular, and you can join in the trend by unwrapping a pink or blue Heartbeat Buddy, gifting one to a grandparent, or sending one to an out-of-state relative.

Baby Shower Gift

Pregnancy is a time of many changes and things to think about, so sometimes an expecting mother can forget to get a recording of her baby’s heartbeat. If you want to make sure that you get a meaningful gift for the baby shower, consider joining the mother-to-be for her 3D ultrasound appointment near Philadelphia and secretly purchasing a Heartbeat Buddy to gift her later on. It is a thoughtful present that will be treasured for a lifetime!

Older Sibling Gift

Never forget the older children! Giving a Heartbeat Buddy to your baby’s older sibling or siblings to hold and cuddle can help them understand what is going on and can also help develop a bond between the two siblings after the baby arrives.

Your pregnancy is a beautiful, empowering, and arduous period in your life. The excitement and stress of parenthood can make you forget the little things that meant so much. Luckily, the Heartbeat Buddies from Fetal Vision Imaging can help you celebrate the new life you have and the one you created, as well. Call us today for any of our ultrasound, gender reveal, or other prenatal services, and bring home a Heartbeat Buddy after your appointment!