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A Couple Decided Not To Get A 4D Ultrasound After Seeing This Picture


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Recently, Reddit user _ItsAllRelative and their wife went to the doctor to get an ultrasound of their unborn daughter. They had planned to get a 4D ultrasound, but were a little put off by a photo in the office.


Needless to say, the couple was a little freaked out.

"Let's be honest, that thing looks like the lead singer in ICP," the user told BuzzFeed News. "Or perhaps Jack Nicholson. Or some kind of demon murderer marking the end of days."

The couple isn't alone. It turns out a lot of people are creeped out by the 4D ultrasound image of their baby.

My husband finally said to me a few days ago, that the 4D ultrasound images of our baby made him think of aliens.


One parent said it made her baby look like Gollum.

Based on our 4D ultrasound, I think I might give birth to Gollum

Others just think it makes the baby look scary.

4D ultrasound pictures of babies freak me out

Don't worry though, a lot of expectant parents and other family members said they loved seeing the baby in the womb.

Just getting all emotional looking at Emries 4D ultrasound pictures! My neice is the prettiest baby ever! #perfect

And they do produce some pretty cute images of babies.

But as for the Reddit user and their wife, the picture made them opt for a 2D ultrasound.

"Suffice it to say that we cancelled the 4D ultrasound and went with the 2D instead," they said. "Frankly, I'm surprised the people there were so nonchalant about that picture. It's honestly quite terrifying."