Charleston, SC, April 29, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- There are close to 150,000 American servicemen and women deployed overseas in defense of our country. Many of these troops and there families are living in difficult conditions with few, if any creature comforts. For those of us who watch the war from a distance, we simply see the snapshots on TV or words on a page. It's hard to imagine the day-to-day impact it has on so many families. Small Wonders Imaging LLC, a Charleston South Carolina based Prenatal Ultrasound Center wants to help. Their "Operation Ultrasound" program uniquely touches the lives of deployed troops around the world.
Starting May 1st, 2007, expecting spouses of deployed US servicemen in the Charleston area are eligible for a free 3D ultrasound. The company will provide a free 10-minute ultrasound and a digital image file on CD that can be emailed to the father oversees. This special offer is extended not only to Active Duty, but to Guard and Reserve unit families as well. Military moms can take advantage of Small Wonders Imaging’s "Operation Ultrasound" program between 16 and 32 weeks of pregnancy. As part of the company's protocol, each ultrasound will include a limited diagnostic exam. Appointments are required, and the serviceman’s Unit Identification Code will be needed when registering. Limit one ultrasound per family. This special offer is extended through June 30th 2007.
"Recent studies have shown that the bonding experience provided by a 3D ultrasound can help mothers improve their diets and exercise more frequently, but for Fathers and siblings, the chance to see the baby and create a pre-birth bond is instrumental in drawing the whole family closer together" states Holly Poe, Small Wonders Imaging President and Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer. "Not only are many of these women first time moms, but they are often facing tremendous separation anxiety. Their husbands do not get to share in the pregnancy, and they end up supporting each other the best that they can through email and cell phones. We wanted to offer a quick-and-easy service that gives these families an opportunity to make those important early bonds, and we wanted to do it at no charge to the soldier," Poe added.
Small Wonders Imaging is South Carolina's only registered Independent Diagnostic Testing Facility focusing strictly on the ultrasound modality. The company meets the needs of expecting parents and health care providers alike, specializing in both 3D elective reassurance ultrasounds as well as full diagnostic exams.
Interested families can contact Small Wonders at (843) 817-6345, or visit them on the web at www.smallwondersimaging.com