Keep scrolling to read more about the beautiful moment, and to hear just how this dad achieved such an incredible bond with his unborn child.
Born in Rio de Janeiro on Brazil’s Father’s Day, Antonella shared a unique bond with her dad even before she’d arrived into the world.
Her partner and father to her unborn child, Flávio Dantas, was determined to do everything he could.
And he went to extraordinary lengths to prove his love and commitment for both his partner and his unborn child.
“He always told her that he loved her so much,” Tarsila told the Brazilian magazine, SoNoticiaBoa, in August 2019.
“‘Good morning’ when I went to work,” she recalled, “He said ‘I’ll always be there,’ and kept stroking my belly.”
“Amazingly it always seemed, at the same time every day, she started to move,” Tarsila added.
Research has shown that babies inside the womb can hear and respond to various different voices.
And, by twenty-four weeks, its ears will have begun rapidly developing, and taking in all sorts of different sounds and noises.
The studies found that an unborn baby can begin to recognize and distinguish the difference between certain voices, usually their mothers.
And attempt to bond with their unborn child by talking and singing to them through the mother’s stomach.
And their efforts most certainly paid off.
Which, coincidentally, happens to be Father’s Day in Brazil.
And, as medical staff placed her in Tarsila’s arms, Flávio leaned in to meet his daughter for the first time.
And he got the best response in return.
At the sound of his voice, Antonella gave the biggest smile.
And, amazingly, the moment was captured perfectly on camera.
“They put her on top of me, sleeping, and as soon as he spoke to her, Antonella opened her eyes and smiled,” Tarsila recalled, while Flávio, overwhelmed, described his love for his baby daughter as “too big to fit inside his chest.”
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