Video Sonograms Make Great Birthday Gifts For Future Grandparents

Young couples often have trouble finding the right gift for their parents. Their parents are typically financially better off and often don't need anything. Couples who become pregnant, though, have the perfect birthday gifts for future grandparents. If you're a young couple and recently become pregnant, here's why a video sonogram is the perfect birthday present for your parents.

The Gift That Grandparents Love

If you're expecting, your parents would love a sonogram of their unborn grandchild. If your baby will be their first grandkid, they'll be overjoyed to see pictures of their coming grandchild. Even if they already have lots of grandchildren, however, they'll still appreciate a sonogram.

Pictures printed from a sonogram are good, but a video sonogram is great. Your parents will still be able to print out any pictures they particularly love by pausing the video on a computer and printing a screenshot. A video also gives them an opportunity to watch your unborn infant move around and react to to the ultrasound machine.

The Gift You Can Easily Share

A video sonogram can easily be shared with parents via the internet. After each sonogram, you'll either receive a DVD of the sonogram or be emailed a link where you can download the sonogram video once you get home. Once you have the video, you're free to share it as you want.

To share each video with your parents, simply upload it to any well-known video-sharing service and then email your parents a link that they can find the video at. The process differs slightly from service to service, but you'll generally follow these steps:

  1. create an account with the service if you don't already have one
  2. upload the sonogram video, which could take a minute or two depending the speed of your internet connection
  3. name your video and tag it
  4. set the privacy settings to your liking
  5. email a link to the video, along with a password if you created one in the privacy settings

If you have parents who don't use the internet, you can still send them a video sonogram. Burning a DVD and mailing it to them takes a little more work than uploading a video and emailing a link, but it's still a pretty easy birthday present to give.

The Gift That's Affordable

Costs for video sonograms vary, and how much you'll have to pay will depend on which service your obstetrician partners with. No matter how much it costs, though, a video sonogram is affordable because you can give the same video to each parent. When the price is divided across multiple parents, it becomes reasonable.

The Gift Parents Will Accept Anytime

According to BabyCenter, you can have a sonogram between 6 and 10 weeks into your pregnancy. Regardless of whether your obstetrician performs this one, it's standard practice to have one between 16 and 20 weeks. If your parents' birthdays fall within these time frames, a video ultrasound will be perfectly timed.

Even if your parents don't have birthdays within these narrow windows, you can still use some give parents an ultrasound for their birthday. They'll understand if the timing isn't quite perfect, and it'll be one of their favorite birthday presents even if it comes before or after their birthday.

If you're in a relationship and are expecting a child soon, you don't need to worry about what you'll get your parents for their birthdays. They'd love a video of their soon-to-be grandchild, and a video is easy to share and affordable. You can even give it to them before or after their birthday, and they'll likely be willing to overlook the mistiming because the gift's so precious.

For more information about ultrasounds, contact a company like EVDI Medical Imaging