(Closed) In laws and ecography/utlrasound pics

posted 6 years ago in Family
Post # 17
551 posts
Busy bee

@mousepeach:  actually all but one of my ultrasounds were vaginal so I do feel uncomfortable sharing photos taken by a camera that was up there.

Post # 18
7646 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

If you don’t want to share, then don’t and just tell them that, but if this is the first grandchild you should try to understand their excitement. I’ve seen lots of pictures of babies and the last thing I think about when I’m looking at it is “wow, this is her uterus.” I think, ‘Aww baby!”


Post # 19
542 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I see the U/S as more of a photograph than a medical record. It is a medical record but it’s so common, most people even post theirs on facebook. It’s the first of a million pics I’ll give my (and DH’s) parents of their grandchild.

And no one is looking for a uterus or would even know unless they were an expert on if it was done over the belly or vaginally. Some people are totally overthinking it!

Post # 20
4474 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

You’re talking about the grandparents, right?  The people who are close family members and super excited to have a new generation of children in their lives?  If this was some random nosy person at the grocery store that one be one thing, but the grandparents should get to see this, and it means a lot to see them.  They want to see the ultrasound pics to see the baby – they’re not doing it to giggle over your uterus.


Post # 21
2183 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium

I’ve made it pretty clear to everyone but my husband and best friend that they don’t need to see my insides. I totally get where you’re coming from! You are entitled to keep your uterus private, and the grandparents will get over it. You’ll be happy for them all to meet once he/she is born. 

Post # 22
7371 posts
Busy Beekeeper

@megz06:  I’ve seen lots of pictures of babies and the last thing I think about when I’m looking at it is “wow, this is her uterus.” I think, ‘Aww baby!”

Exactly. I’ve never heard of this either. Not saying you don’t have a right to feel how you do, but its unusal IMO. But if your not comfortable, simply explain your reasoning. 

Post # 23
1623 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I understand that you may be a little more of a private person, but please realize that they probably aren’t trying to be intrusive.  I’m sure they’re just excited for their future grandchild and want to share in that experience.  If you’re that against it, I would just be very polite, but honest, that you don’t feel comfortable.  But I never think anything negative or “gross” looking at u-pics, I just feel more happy for the couple.  We got our first one yesterday and it is awesome! 

Post # 24
581 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@TattedNYBride:  +1

Well said. 

ETA: I get uncomfortable when people show me their ultrasound pictures, so I understand. I know a lot of people post them on facebook and that sort of thing, and I don’t think people are wrong to do so, but I definitely always have the feeling of, “whoa, overshare!” whenever I see them. 

Post # 25
1901 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@TattedNYBride:  I totally agree! I’m a very private person, and I have no intention of sharing every detail about my pregnancy when I’m expecting. I don’t understand why everyone else thinks they are entitled to every bit of information about my body or what it’s doing.

Sure, it’s the “norm” for people to share ultrasounds, update facebook with how big their baby is this week, take maternity photos, etc. but that doesn’t mean that you have to do it if you’re not comfortable. Maybe just explain it as you don’t want to share the sex of the baby with everyone, so you’re keeping the pictures to yourself.

Post # 26
2948 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 1998

Wow this just seems a little strange to me. It’s the baby they are looking at.

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