Doctors Made A 3D Print Of An Ultrasound For A Blind Expecting Mama

Can you imagine what it would be like to be without sight while pregnant? Yes, your other senses might be heightened as pertaining to being able to feel your little baby moving inside of you, and hearing all the nuances of that fast little heart beat during the ultrasound; both of which are absolutely amazing to feel and hear. However, nothing beats being able to see the shape of his nose and ears on the ultrasound. Or seeing the little fist he is making with those tiny little hands while he is being carried inside of you.  30-year-old Tatiana Guerra from Brazil lost her sight when she was just 17 years old and when she was 20 weeks pregnant she had to rely on her doctors to describe to her what her baby boy looked like on ultrasound.

Tatiana was in for a surprise.  While she was speaking with the doctors, asking them to describe what he looked like, they were having a 3D image printed of the ultrasound so she could “see” her child for herself. The 3D printed ultrasound was quite the surprise for Tatiana.

Doctors Made A 3D Print Of An Ultrasound For A Blind Expecting Mama
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Here Tatiana smiles as her doctor describes her baby saying: “His nose looks like yours. His two little eyes are closed,”

Doctors Made A 3D Print Of An Ultrasound For A Blind Expecting Mama
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After asking “If you could touch him, would that let you know what he’s like?” and her response of “Yes.” he handed her a cloth wrapped package with the 3D image of her baby

Doctors Made A 3D Print Of An Ultrasound For A Blind Expecting Mama
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In brail above the image it reads “I am your son” – With this image she was able to feel what her baby looked like, whereas before she could only imagine that he would have a little chin and chubby hands, now she knows.

Here is the video of her seeing her son, Marilo for the very first time before he was born:

Maybe it’s because I just had my baby boy 3 months ago but, this story really touched my heart and brought tears to my eyes.  I treasure the ultrasound pictures that were printed for me at my visits for both of my children but those would have done Tatiana no good. However, the 3D printed ultrasound image she was given will allow her to “see” her baby boy as he was before he was born as often as she wants. What an amazing gift this woman was given from the Huggies Campaign!

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