A 3D ultrasound imaging service in Canada has been accused of supplying the same images of unborn babies to expectant mothers.
Jennifer Cusimano posted a photo of her unborn baby to her mother’s group on Facebook when her friend noticed it was the same image she had been given.
“We were both shocked and wondered if they made a mistake,” said Jennifer Cusimano.
The expectant mother then rang BabyView 3D Prenatal Imaging in Ontario, Canada and they offered to take a look at the pictures.
“Meanwhile, I made a post online to compare the two photos and ask people for advice and what they thought only to have my post be shared numerous times …I started to receive message upon message of people showing me they had exact same photo,” she said.
“I also had a friend on my Facebook who went to BabyView the day after me and had two different images that I then recognised when another person posted those photos to my inbox and I immediately recognised it, ” she added.
Ms Cusimano says about six different images have been given to more than 40 people.
Jennifer Cusimano and other local mothers who claim they have been involved. Image supplied.
She is pursuing legal action against the organisation along with some of the members of a private Facebook group who say they have been victims of a "scam".
"It isn't about the money we lost, it's so, so much more than that and we want these monsters shut down!!"
The Canadian mother, who is expecting her third child, went to the ultrasound centre in Pickering Ontario when she was 22 weeks pregnant.
"While at the ultrasound that day, the whole scan wasn't very clear, she [the technician] would point out where the eyes and nose etc were but it was very hard to tell. Once done she asked my partner and I to wait in the waiting room where five minutes later she emerged and provided me with two pretty clear face shots."