Want to see what your baby will look like?

Want to see what your baby will look like?

NORTH BEND, Ore. -- Pregnant women on the South Coast soon won't have to wait 9 months to see what their babies will look like.

The 3D/4D ultrasound machine at North Bend Medical Center is the first of its kind in the area.

It allows moms to be see their bundles of joy faster and a lot more detailed than traditional ultrasounds.

Liz Vinyard from the center says people will no longer have to travel for the technology. "We had a lot of people that we're driving out of town to have this done, so we decided to offer the service here," she said.

Alexis Ravuri is 31 weeks into her pregnancy, and she took advantage of the new machine. "You get to see a little bit of the baby's profile, it shows you a lot more of what it will look like when it's actually born with the 3D," she said. "So for instance, we can tell that the baby has me and my dad's nose, so it's fun, it's exciting."

Vinyard says they don't use it to make any medical decisions, it's just so parents can get a sneak peek into what the baby looks like. "We do not do any diagnostic, this is not medical, just for fun," she said. "If we're not able to see the gender at the 16-week mark, we offer the patient to come back for a second visit free of charge."

"It's neat to get a little sneak peak of what's to come," said Ravuri.

These ultrasounds are optional, and the clinic says expecting moms can come in as early as 16 weeks.