Loving moment as mother holds premature baby for the first time

May 11, 2017 3:46 pm Last Updated: May 11, 2017 3:46 pm

The touching moment when a mother holds their child for the first time is universally heartwarming.

For Jessica, holding her 10-week premature son Hugo on her chest was a life-changing moment.

In the video below, Hugo is meeting his mother 60 hours after birth:


The video was posted by Love What Matters, a New York-based Facebook group that shares inspiring stories.

Hugo was delivered by C-section, and then taken to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit as Jessica waited. Babies born this early can have a tough beginning, and are at risk for medical complications, but the majority of them do survive.

“Oh,” Jessica said as she held Hugo to her chest. “Hi. Hi, baby. Hello sweet man.”