For an expecting mother, the most obvious sign of pregnancy is the tummy. Her little seedling of love grows inside of her and the experience is said to be an unforgettable one.
Now, one Japanese firm based in Chiba, Tokyo is offering parents-to-be a keepsake of their unborn offspring in the form of a realistic 3D model. That way, you can carry that precious moment with you forever.
Dubbed the “Shape of An Angel”, the nine-centimetre resin model of the white foetus is encased in a transparent block in the shape of the mother’s body. It is fashioned by a 3D printer after an MRI scan.
“As it is only once in a lifetime that you are pregnant with that child, we received requests for these kind of models from pregnant women who do not want to forget the feelings and experience of that time,” said Tomohiro Kinoshita of FASOTEC, the company offering the service.
The company is even offering parents a miniature version which could be a nice adornment to a mobile phone as with the case of many young women in Japan today who have taken to decorating their phones with accessories of all kinds.
The “Shape of An Angel” costs 100,000 yen (approximately RM3,722) and the ideal time for a scan is around eight or nine months into the pregnancy.
If you’re looking for a less pricey version, the company will start offering a 3D model of the face of the foetus at 50,000 yen (approximately RM1,860) beginning this December. Just in time for Christmas?
3D Model of foetus – what do you think? Brilliant or creepy?