Service includes all supplies and personalized casting (there are several variations you could choose), me coming to your home and leaving the plaster cast with you for safe keeping. You can decorate (once dry) at your leisure or leave it pure and simple.
Why should I have a cast done?
Casting is a wonderful way of preserving a memory of ever-changing human body and you might choose to have it done for the same reason as having a picture taken. Whether you want to capture the evolution of your belly or just one special moment in time, it is a one-of-a-kind piece of art that you will appreciate more and more with time.
How messy is it?
I will minimize any mess by providing plastic sheeting for your floor, chair or bathtub so any mess is simply rolled up and thrown away at the end. You will want to have a shower afterwards to remove the jelly (used to ensure the cast doesn't stick to your skin) and any plaster drips from you skin.
How long does it take?
The process takes about an hour, including the preparation and cleaning up time.
Do I have to be naked?
No. However if you choose too, you will need to cover your pubic hair by wearing underwear or a thin bathing suit bottom. Petroleum jelly protects your skin and fine body hair when removing the dried cast from your body. Wrapping clothing in saran wrap will protect any garments you might choose to wear.
When is the best time in my pregnancy to make a belly cast?
Ideally, 36 to 37 Weeks. So that your belly is nice and big but you are not too uncomfortable.
Can I use something other than Vaseline?
Vaseline does not drip and can be applied in a thick layer so there is less chance of your body hair sticking to the plaster bandage. Vaseline is a household name and most people have used it before so there is less chance of skin sensitivity. If you have personal reasons for not using petroleum products let me know and I will gladly bring a high quality massage cream with as thick a consistency as possible.