Seeing your baby for the first time is truly a cherished moment between you and your spouse. However, most ultrasound services give you a blurry image of your little angel. At Lil’ Pirate Preview in North Carolina, we make your first peak a totally ecstatic experience. With our 3D and 4D ultrasound technologies, you can see your baby smile, yawn, suck its thumb in high definition and even in live motion.
Our goal is to give you an opportunity to have an elective ultrasound experience. Unlike most hospitals, we allow all the members of your family to get involved in the process. We provide a non-medical environment that makes you feel like you’re in your own living room, where the atmosphere is more inviting and enjoyable for the entire family.
As Greenville’s first 3D/4D ultrasound studio, our team is dedicated to giving you the most amazing possible ultrasound experience. We pride ourselves in providing our clients with an enjoyable, relaxing environment and having both the equipment and the skill to provide you with high-quality images. We believe that you and your Lil’ Pirate deserve the very best!
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Learn more about the ultrasound technology and how it has brought joy to many expectant parents. Please take the time to read our blog below.
1/9/17 New Beginnings
As I sit in my empty office on what should be my first official day of business, it would be easy to get frustrated that the winter weather has kept this opening from being so grand. However, my life has taught me that, sometimes, the best chapters of life grow from difficult beginnings. This was never truer than 21 years ago today. On January 9, 1996, North Carolina was digging out from a blizzard. I was a naïve, 20-year-old woman who was 8 days past due with my first baby. My doctor’s visit from the previous day had been cancelled due to the inclement conditions. I called to reschedule, though I saw no need get out on the roads on that particular day. After all, I told the receptionist, other than some overnight cramping, I felt perfectly fine. My doctor was obviously more alarmed by this than I was and told me to come on in.
I should mention that this snow storm caused particularly difficult travel conditions because there were multiple, alternating layers of snow and ice. This made scraping the roads a futile task. The highway was basically a sheet of ice with numerous big chunks missing along the way, not the usual tire ruts with which we are so familiar. Our normal travel time of 45 minutes was extended to over an hour and a half. Each time we bounced through one of those missing chunks, I felt this strange pain that I couldn’t explain. I was clueless as to what was going on, but by the time I arrived at my doctor’s office, I was 4 centimeters dilated and in active labor.
Five hours later, I was holding my beautiful 8 pound, 3 ounce baby boy. I had no idea what was in store for me as a new mother. Motherhood is full of joys and pains, peace and turmoil, good days and bad. There have been days when I felt I was a failure as a mother and days when I look at this amazing young man and know that I obviously did a few things right. All I know is that the difficult road leading to his birth has led me to a beautiful place. Every bump along the way has been worth it.
So, yes, I do wish my first day of business was going a little smoother. But I know that one day I will look back on it and wonder why I was so worried. It’s going to turn out great!