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ANTHEM, AZ (CBS5) -
Having a baby is one of the most exciting times in a person's life, and most people want to share that with their friends and family. But there's a new trend in the Valley that some might consider too much information.
"You can find out the sex, you can find out everything, but until they're born you don't know what they look like," said Katey Hamel. That's why she said she hired James and KC Dana of Womb Mates 3D 4D. They're valley sonographers - and twin brothers - who make house calls.
"There's always a lot of tears," said James Dana. "The best people to watch are the grandparents."
Sonogram parties are growing in popularity. And at Hamel's party, they didn't just invite grandparents; they invited extended family, friends, coworkers, you name it. So is this a bit of an overshare?
"They are family, even though they're not related, they're family, so it's not at all intimidating," Hamel said.
"We've been to parties where there were 50 to 75 people," James Dana said. "We've done them at churches, we've done them in bars."
Womb Mates offers black and white two-dimensional still photos, 3D prints that show more detail and what they call 4D moving pictures, a DVD showing your bundle of joy in action.
But the FDA has warned against what they call "fetal keepsake videos," saying that ultrasounds may have negative effects, like raising one's temperature. Though they have said there's no evidence this can harm baby, they recommend avoiding casual ultrasounds.
Hamel said she went to her own doctor before throwing an ultrasound party for her first born two years ago.
"She said the 3D is more intense and you don't want to spend two hours doing it, she wouldn't recommend doing it every day, but it's not something we should be concerned with," she said.
"One thing people do need to realize is though we're technically scanning for half an hour, the probe is not on for half an hour, it's on and off," James Dana said.
With all toes and fingers accounted for, Hamel and her husband said they're thrilled to see their baby through sound - and may have even strung a few chords in the audience.
"We're thinking about having another one so this might be something we do in the future," said partygoer Isabel Rodriguez.