Blind pregnant mother ‘sees’ unborn son with 3D printing

Posted at 9:39 AM, May 07, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-07 11:42:57-04

Tatiana Guerra, 30, from Brazil, is 20 weeblind woman babyks pregnant. She lost her sight at age 17, so she is unable to see her unborn son during ultrasound exams.

But thanks to a 3D printer and a campaign for Huggies diapers, Tatiana was able to “see” her son Murilo for the first time.

In a video that’s been viewed nearly 500,000 times, Tatiana is at an ultrasound exam. She asks the doctor what her son looks like.

“His nose looks like yours. His two little eyes are closed,” he says.

Meanwhile, a 3D printer is transforming ultrasound images of Murilo’s face into a sculpture.

“If you could touch him, would that let you know what he’s like?” her doctor asks in the video.

She says yes, and then the doctor presents her with the sculpture of her unborn son’s face wrapped in  a white cloth.

“That’s an image of your son. See if he feels the way you think he does,” the doctor says.

Overcome with emotion, Tatiana says, “I’m very happy to meet Murilo before he’s born.”