3D ultrasound technology gives blind mum a chance to ‘see’ baby for the first time

Meeting Murilo one

There is nothing quite like that 20 week ultrasound – the anticipation and excitement of getting a close look at your baby’s little features for the first time; the relief of watching them squirm and wiggle on the screen. But Brazilian mum Tatiana Guerra, who lost her sight when she was 17, could only ask her doctor to describe what her unborn son Murilo looked like. Or so she thought.

Huggies is known for making tear-jerking ad campaigns and the latest video from Huggies Brazil certainly pulls at the heart strings of any mum or mum-to-be who has experienced the first moment of seeing her unborn child in 3D.

This is a true story and a beautiful one at that. Her loss of sight doesn’t stop mum-to-be Tatiana from dreaming about taking trips to the beach with her son, of touching his little toes and of rocking him to sleep. Her excitement for motherhood is contagious, especially as she attends her 20-week ultrasound.

meeting murilo two

As the doctor surprises Tatiana with a 3D-printed sculpture of her baby based on the ultrasound image, she is able to touch and better visualise his tiny face and embrace this beautiful moment more than she ever imagined possible.

The short film is part of an a pregnancy-centred ad campaign called #CountingTheDays for Huggies Brazil. We have a soft spot for videos that showcase the beautiful moments of parenthood, including this virtual reality birth video.

A daily dose of tears is good for the soul and this video is a beautiful reminder to cherish every single moment with your children, any way that you can.

(via Huffington Post)

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