Hi, I’m Purusha, the girl behind My Baby’s Heartbeat Bear.
In 2009 during my second year working as a private contractor at an OB/GYN office in Maryland, I discovered the amazing bears that record a baby’s heartbeat – while still inside the mother’s belly! I graduated in 2000 from a community college with an associate’s degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography. Six months later in early 2001, I became a Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer specializing in OB/GYN. I had zero experience when I started, but I had a determined spirit and a big heart for the trade. With a lifelong love for children and an innate intrigue for anatomy, I knew this was the perfect field for me.
Two years and about a thousand belly scans later, I gave birth to twins – a beautiful boy and girl that both weighed just under 7 pounds. Not something you hear of too often in a multiple delivery!
Now back to the heartbeat bears. I was working as a private contractor after 8 years working in a hospital. I decided to go the contractor route so I could spend more time with my children and focus on my dream – providing expecting mothers with the ultrasound experience I thought they deserved. And part of that included creating a memory that would last a lifetime – one that each mother could hold near and dear to her heart – her baby’s heartbeat.
I started offering the bears to my patients and they loved them. Not only for themselves, but for the grandparents–to-be and other family members. Next I was recording the soon-to-be brother or sister telling the baby how much they couldn’t wait to meet and play with them. I knew these were very special bears.
It's been almost 2 years since I started offering the heartbeat bears and I'll always celebrate the joy they bring to my patients. I love what I do, the people that I've met, and that I have been blessed to find my passion in life at such a young age.
I hope that My Baby’s Heartbeat Bear can bring you as much happiness as it’s brought me and my family.