She Was Devastated Her Mom Couldn’t Be At Her Ultrasound. Then the Nurse Hands Her the Picture

She Was Devastated Her Mom Couldn’t Be At Her Ultrasound. Then the Nurse Hands Her the Picture

Those who have ever lost someone close to them will understand the following story. A young woman who recently lost her mother was devastated by the fact that she would not know her grandchild. However, when she received the ultrasound, an anomaly appeared that looks like the presence of the woman’s mother watching over her and her new child.


Rebecca Melia was devastated when she lost her mother to cancer in February, but now she has a reason to believe that her mom is still watching over her.

As Mummypages reports, Rebecca had been looking at pictures of her mother, Sharon, just before her ultrasound appointment.

According to the Liverpool Echo, Sharon had been there for the scan of every one of her fourteen grandchildren, but had died before Rebecca had the chance to tell her mom she was pregnant.

Heartbroken not to have her mom there for the appointment, Rebecca went to the hospital and waited for the results. A long delay had Rebecca worried that the doctors had seem something on the scan, but then a nurse showed up with the picture that would make Rebecca’s day. Rebecca explained to Echo:

“Not even thinking what was to come, the lady gave me the picture and she said, ‘I think you might like this one,’ with a smile on her face. And the nurse did know my mum had passed away.”

It was after Rebecca took the scan home that she noticed something incredible.

While Rebecca was talking to her mother about the ultrasound picture, she saw her mother’s face in the upper corner of the image.

“I couldn’t believe it,” says Rebecca. “I was shocked, happy and overwhelmed all at the same time. My mum’s face, which I longed to see, was there as clear as day on my scan.”

A strange, ghostly shadow near the baby’s calf bears a striking likeness to Sharon’s face. For Rebecca, it was a wonderful reminder that the mother she missed so much was still there for her.

Lisa, an ultrasound technician, explains to Liftbump that there are a few things the “face” could be including amniotic debris, a residual visual effect from taking the ultrasound called an “artifact,” or a glimpse of the amniotic sac or placenta.

But she also says, “I believe in miracles. So if she believe[s] that it’s her mother then, maybe it is…”

For Rebecca this is, indeed, a confirmation her mother is watching over her.

“I wanted to share this story to bring comfort to others who have lost their loved ones and show this is proof that loved ones who have died may not be seen, but they are still here,” Rebecca says.

Whether it is or is not her mother, the fact is that it is a neat story and the ultrasound’s image has brought the mother-to-be comfort in these tough times.

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