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VIDEO: Blind mother-to-be can 'see' her son thanks to a braille 3D printout

Sarah-Jane Murphy

Published 22/09/2015 | 16:09

Breads, cereals, fruit juices, spreads and yogurts are among the products less likely to contain added folic acid resulting in birth defects such as spina bifida.
Breads, cereals, fruit juices, spreads and yogurts are among the products less likely to contain added folic acid resulting in birth defects such as spina bifida.

A blind Brazilian woman has been able to ‘see’ her unborn son named Murilo thanks to advances in 3D printing technology.

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Tragically, Tatiana lost her sight at age 17.

 

 

In the video, an advertisement for Huggies, Tatiana asks the doctor conducting her ultrasound to describe her son, as she can’t see the photos that most parents pour over.

“His nose looks like yours. His two little eyes are closed,” the doctor tells her.

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Fifteen minutes later, he hands her something.

She reads the braille words, “I am your son,” and then realises what she’s touching and is overcome.

“I’m very happy to meet Murilo before he is born,” she says with a smile, tears streaming down her face.

The heartwarming video has been viewed millions of times online.

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Huggies isn’t the first to think of printing 3D replicas of fetuses.

Companies in South Korea and the U.S. offer 3D ultrasound printing services.

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