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A viral photo shows a baby's hand reaching out of her mother's womb and grabbing the doctor's finger.
The photo, in black and white, is of Nevaeh Atkins who was born in October. During a Caesarean section the doctor called the father over to inform him that the yet to be born baby was grabbing his hand. That's when Randy, the father, took a photo.
"It was such an amazing picture," he told 3TV News this week.
Randy and his wife, Alicia, expected to receive some negative feedback when they decided to post the photo on Facebook. But they were surprised to get over 8,000 likes and overwhelmingly positive comments.
"Everybody just thought it was the best thing in the world," Alicia, a photographer in Arizona, told 3TV.
"This is absolutely beautiful!" commented Cathy Fout on Facebook.
Alicia, a mother of now three, posted the photo just after Christmas Day, saying, "I can FINALLY share this!!!!"
"This was 10 weeks ago when I was having my c-section and Dr. Sawyer broke my water and my daughter reached up out of my stomach and grabbed the Dr.'s finger and my hubby caught this special moment.
"Truly amazing. I am in awe of this photo. Something to remember forever."
The photo has been shared over 5,000 times.
Some have even shown interest in purchasing the photo.
"A couple of them have said they would love to have the photo for their organization where they're against abortion," Alicia explained, adding that she may sell prints someday but that she'll always hold on to the copyright.
The Atkins also had the photo printed on a canvas for their doctor.