Blind mum-to-be 'sees' son's ultrasound in emotional video

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Tatiana Guerra, a 30-year-old pregnant woman who lost her sight at the age of 17, was able to 'see' her unborn son Murilo thanks to 3D printing. An emotional video, released by disposable nappy brand Huggies, shows the Brazillian mum-to-be visiting a doctor for a very special ultrasound.

The clip begins with Tatiana describing how she feels being pregnant.

"When I put my hand on my stomach and feel his little head on the other side, his little hands moving," she says. "It's as though we have superpowers and nothing could hurt us.

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Pregnant Tatiana lost her sight at the age of 17



"Mommy can't wait to feel your little body, your little face, your little hands," she tells her bump. "You're here with me... But I can't hug you, kiss you. So come, mommy's counting the days."

Tatiana didn't have to wait much longer to be able to feel her little boy's face, however, as while she lay in the hospital, doctors began printing a three dimensional version of the ultrasound.

"What does his face look like doctor?" Tatiana can be heard asking, to which he replies: "Look? His nose looks like yours, his two little eyes are closed."

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The emotional mum-to-be was given a cast of her son's face



When the doctor asked Tatiana how she imagines her son's appearance she responds: "Oh I imagine him, well, his nose looks like a little potato, a small mouth, a chubby little hand... I can't wait to smell him."

In the knowledge that he was about to present Tatiana with the cast of her unborn son's face, the doctor finally asks her: "If you could touch him, would that let you know what he's like?"

"Yes, the thin little chin, the small mouth," she fantasises before being presented with the special gift.



Overcome with emotion and crying tears of joy, Tatiana exclaims "what do you mean?" before reading the embossed braille message saying 'I am your son' on the print out.

"I'm very happy to meet Murilo before he's born," she says. "Thanks doctor."