A video of a new mum holding her premature baby for the first time has gone viral after being posted by Love What Matters.
In the short video, entitled ‘The Exact Moment She Fell Completely In Love With Him’, new mum Jessica cradles her tiny 10-week-old son Hugo to her chest, looking noticeably emotional.
The caption accompanying the video explains the intimate moment was filmed off the cuff by one of the writers at Love What Matters and is the very first time Jessica was able to hold Hugo after her caesarean section.
Because of the nature of the birth the caption also goes on to explain that this moment came nearly two and a half days after Hugo was first delivered, because of how fragile a state Jessica’s tiny baby was in.
‘After being delivered by c-section he was quickly whisked away to the NICU to be evaluated. Jessica was only briefly able to see him as she needed to recover as well’ the caption reads.
‘It wasn’t until almost 60 hours later that Jessica was finally able to hold her baby boy for the first time,’ continues the post.
Love What Matters is a social media account and website dedicated to sharing inspiring stories about the wonderful things people are doing every day. The writer who filmed Jessica’s journey explains that she wasn’t expecting to see such a bond in those fist moments. She writes:
‘I took this video hoping to catch a moment, never did I anticipate seeing the exact moment that she fell completely in love with him. The bond between Mother and Son immediately solidified.
‘I hope that this video can show people that Love is the most important thing in anyone’s life. Without it we will simply exist, when the goal is to live.’
Reactions to the video have understandably been overwhelming, with nearly 45,000 shares and thousands of comments, too.
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Many other mothers have been sharing their stories of premature birth. One follower, Samantha S. Williams, commented: ‘I cried. my daughter was born 5 weeks premature and weighed 3 pounds, half ounce. When I looked at her for the first time, she looked up at me and smiled… I couldn’t hold back the tears! So tiny, but remarkably perfect.’
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