And we thought we'd seen it all. Now pregnant women can hold an actual, life-sized model of their unborn child in the palm of their hand.
Brazilian designer Jorge Lopes, using 3-D technology, is taking the ultrasound to the next level by creating models of actual fetuses. The models went on display recently in London at the Royal College of Art.
Lopes has been receiving praise from doctors and moms alike. Stuart Campbell, head of obstetrics and gynecology at King's College London told the Times of London, "For doctors this is a fantastic development and it is absolutely unique." Lopes says moms are flabbergasted. "It's amazing to see the faces of the mothers. They can see the full scale of their baby, really understand the size of it."