Why Choose Us?
1. Family Owned
You can always count on family... at least we believe you can always count on our family. We’re not doing this just for a paycheck; we’re doing this to make a difference in the community and for the many families that come to our studio. As a husband and wife team (we are co-owners), we will do everything in our power to make your visit to the Olathe ultrasound studio and baby store near Kansas City a very special one. If you're looking to get an ultrasound in Kansas City or want to make your own teddy bear, we're here for you. Please view our video on the Home Page, we strive to make every appointment a very special one.
Cindy Newton (Co-owner)- Cindy is our Image Technician at the Olathe studio. She is a mother of 3 and grandmother of 7 (soon to be 9). She was in the hospital room for the birth of every one of them, and for some non-family members needing a helping hand during delivery. As the main technician for the first year at our Topeka studio, she has had a special calming effect on the expectant mothers. Her desire, as a mom and grandmother, has been to ensure that each and every expectant mom has a special time while with us for an ultrasound. Cindy is a strong supporter of the fight against breast cancer and participates in many of their walks and events for a cure. She does all of the purchasing and marketing of the retail area, and works directly with the vendors and continues to look for ways to positively impact our boutique area.
Dennis Newton (Co-owner) - Dennis is a retired operations manager for a major school bus company. When your kids got to school and home safely and on time, Dennis possibly played an important part in working to make it happen. He had a lengthy career in transportation safety and operations, with his major focus being the many customers he worked for and with. Whether it's related to family or to business, we believe he takes leadership to a special level. He is really enjoying his change in careers, where he can make a difference for each and every family that he comes in contact with. When you call for an appointment, Dennis will typically take your call and will be glad to assist in answering questions or helping you schedule an appointment.
2. Our package prices
As a consumer, it can be aggravating when you have saved to make a purchase, only to find out later it doesn’t come with everything you wanted/expected! It’s like getting a toy with no batteries, or forgetting your camera on vacation. Many 3D sonogram studios charge extra for the items they know you’re going to want, like a DVD of the entire session, or a CD with digital images, printed pictures or the video streaming that you can share with loved ones around the globe. Our Deluxe Package in Olathe keeps it simple; all of those features are included in the price. In both Topeka and Olathe, we also have an economic package for early term pregnancies, so you can come in and find out the gender of the baby without paying for all of the extras (usually done around 17-19 weeks). That package is called a Sneak Peek, it can also be done later in the pregnancy if the family wants a less-expensive session to see the baby. Please note- ALL of our Sessions include 2D, 3D and 4D imaging. And finally, we can host your baby shower and show off your precious little one to all in attendance!
3. Our Facility
We were very fortunate to be able to locate our Olathe business in the historic Park Cherry Building in downtown Olathe. The building was origianlly built in the late 1800's, and we are excited to be located downtown and in a tradition-rich old bank property. For historic purposes, we have left both the teller windows and the vault in place, agreeing to work around each of these uinique features of this space. As you enter our business off of Park Street, you will immediately see a beautiful oak teller counter that stretches across the entire entrance area. Don't turn around and leave, you are in the right place! Go straight ahead and you are in our ultrasound studio. Go past the teller windows and make a right turn, and you are in our retail area. The retail area has been completely refurbished, it offers approx. 1400 sq ft of retail space that we hope you will find both unique and fun. Our studio is uniquely decorated and will have a feel more like a "spa setting". Our focus will be to make "Mom 2 Be" as comfortable as possible. We have three (3) flat screen televisions plus the ultrasound monitor for easy viewing. We promote family involvement, so our policy is to not limit who can join Mom for the session (as long as she is comfortable they are there, of course)!
4. Our Retail
Our retail area in Olathe includes a larger inventory of products that we also carry in Topeka, plus more. We offer products from Aden & Anais, Burton & Burton, Cozy Cookie, Images by Ellen, Dr. Brown's baby bottles, My Little Legs, Halo Heaven, Rugged Butts, Rockabye CD's, Shupeas, Sugar Booger by O.R.E., Ty, Two Feet Ahead, WubbaNub, Baby K'Tan, Smart Mom, Creative Knit, Stephan Baby, Diaper Dudes, The Bear Mill, Collegiate wear, Fun Colors jewelry, and Gumdrop Pacifiers. Continue to watch this website for updated product information, we will possibly expand our vendor list in the future.
5. Bear Stuffings and Such
Approximately 1/2 of our retail space is dedicated to a Bear Stuffing Village. We carry fifteen inch (15") "stuffable" animals from The Bear Mill, and we have our own stuffing machine on-site. We assist the little one's in stuffing the "new friend" of their choice. We currently carry thirty (30) different "skins" to choose from, all of them are on display to show you how they appear once stuffed. Your child will be able to stuff them with love, dress and accessorize them as desired. We believe you will be excited about the number and quality of the outfits and accessories that we offer. Again, we have utilized The Bear Mill for all of our Bear Village products, come check it out. Finally, we offer the opportunity for you to host a birthday party in our spacious "bear-only" area.
6. An Anticipation Ultrasound Studio Franchise
We have the strength and structure of multiple locations throughout the US with the freedom and flexibility of a local shop.
7. FUEL IS RIDICULOUS- SO HOW 'BOUT SOME SAVINGS OR FREEBIES!! We know the price of fuel fluctuates for no apparent reason!! And, we know that some of you will have to travel a distance to come see us. We sure don't like fuel costs either... Hopefully we can lessen the impact when you come to see us, by offering some special discounts in both our studio and retail areas. And, how 'bout some discounts from local business partners in the Olathe and Kansas City area? To say "Thanks" to our ultrasound customers, we give out free coupons to local restaurants so that "Mommie 2 Be" eats free! So far, we have the following eating establishments on-board and providing cards to our families. At the conclusion of your visit, you get one card from the participating locations;
*Mommy 2B eats for FREE at Applebee's - you get one free entree.
* Mommy 2B Eats FREE at Salty Iguana- you get a free meal w/the purchase of one entry.
We want to thank the above establishments for their willingness to partner with us in Olathe- it has been a big hit and we really appreciate it. We are currently working on similar "deals" for you, at additional local restaraunts.