Pregnancy is one of the most exciting and challenging moments of our life. It’s also a proven fact that we are excited and thrilled to know how our baby will look like? Will they look like us? Or will they look like more their dad? Will they have a circular face, long nose, small eyes, or tan skin? Though there is no exact way of knowing all of these, there are some ways where we can determine or make an intelligent guess about the physical features of our baby.
We’re going to answer the age-old question of “How would my baby look like?”, by showing you ways on how to determine the possible physical features of your baby. For sure, this will get you hyped up and more excited about giving birth to your child
What You Will Need
One of these technological marvels in the field of medicine is the use of Ultrasound Technology. This is the most popular medical process that all pregnant women must go through. It’s with the help of an Ultrasound Scan that you can now the gender of your baby.
It’s with the help of an Ultrasound scan that you can see your baby’s mapped out face with the help of Ultrasound technology. Though doesn’t show the exact 100% facial features, it gives you a clear enough face to let you know what to expect. But you don't need to worry because all of these face mapping techniques are harmless and are proven to be safe for your baby.
The only thing you need to consider when it comes to Ultrasound scanning is that your baby’s facial features are still changing at a rapid pace. If you have seen the scanned 4D model of your baby’s face today, most probably, the features would have changed in the next three to five days.
2. Computer Software
There are a lot of computer software available that you can try out to know how your baby will look like. These computer software might be offline or online. You can simply search them up on Google. Examples of these online apps you can try are Baby Picture Maker, Future Baby, and Pro Profs. To use Baby Picture Maker and Future Baby, you simply upload a picture of yourself and your spouse.
The online app then automatically uses your facial features and merges it one another. This then creates the possible face of your soon-to-be-born baby. Meanwhile, Pro Profs is a quiz-type kind of app that asks you questions regarding you and your spouse’s physical features. It then uses the information to describe in deep detail the face of your baby. Meanwhile, Baby Maker and Make a Baby are a few of the most popular apps you can download on your mobile device.
Using these computer software or apps are the easiest way that you can do to determine the possible face of your baby. However, the only downside to using these is that they're not that accurate. They are just designed for entertainment purposes only. They do not have any real medical or scientific basis when it comes to determining your baby's face or physical features.
This is the reason why you don’t need to take the information that these software or apps will give you, because most of the time, it doesn’t work that way. The way your baby looks is determined by how your genes and DNA mix up with your partner’s. It’s not a perfect 50 to 50 ratio of you and your partner’s features that will result to how your baby will look.
3. You and Your Partner's Face
The next thing or factor you need to consider to know how your baby will look like is by simply observing your face and your partner’s face. As simple and as obvious as it sounds, this is very effective because the physical features of your baby will surely come from the both of you because both of you are the parents of the child.
By simply observing your facial features, such as the shape of your face, the size of your eyes, the way your nose is pointed, or your skin color, you can come up with the possible look of your baby. You can also observe your partner’s face and see if you have any similarities with each other.
4. Venn Diagram
Venn Diagrams are a popular way to determine the similarities and differences of multiple parties, be it object, persons, animals, or ideologies. Well, when it comes to determining the face of your baby, you can also try out this one. Using a Venn Diagram is very important because this is where you list down all of the similar physical features as well as the differences between you and your partner’s face.
By simply observing each other’s face and critically describing each other’s physical features, you can easily determine what physical traits might be passed on to your child. Once you have listed all of the similarities and differences on the Venn Diagram, you can then see the traits which have a high chance of being passed onto. These are the ones that are found in the part where the circle merges.
5. Your Relatives
How your baby will look like is not only determined by the look of their parents, but also by how their relatives look like. This is because of the way genes work. Each family tree has their similarities that give them an identity. You might have observed a family or a clan that have circular faces, or might share similar skin colors or nose shapes. This is caused by the family's genealogy where the common traits are passed from one person to another.
With this, it makes perfect sense for you also to consider how your other relatives look like. You can observe the physical features of your mother or father, as well as the parents of your partner. Or perhaps you can also check out the physical characteristics of your siblings as well as your partner's. Your child is a product of two family trees, which is why the traits between your family and your partner's family have a high probability of being passed to your child.
With all of these being said, you can see how important it is to know how your baby will look like before they get born. This is because it lets you know what to expect from them. Will they look like you or look like your husband? Or will your child be a combination of both your faces?
We will love our baby no matter what they look like, but it's just exciting to make guesses as to how our baby will look like. This is the reason why we want to know their facial features even if they’re not yet born.