For pregnant women, gestation gives you time to bond with your little one. But women who can't get pregnant and opt for surrogates might feel like they're missing out on the opportunity to make those memories.
Such was the case for Sharde Lemnick, a five-year cancer survivor.
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"I did always imagine I would be pregnant, experiencing the kicks and morning sickness, or the different food cravings. But that didn't happen," she says in the video. "Medically, I knew it was impossible to carry my own child. To feel them and have them move inside of me and to feel a kick--that's something that I'll never be able to experience."
So she and her husband turned to a gestational surrogate. They're expecting twin girls via their surrogate, Antoinette.
"Genetically they're mine, but I want that mother-daughter connection."
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And in honor of National Hugging Day, Huggies developed a gadget, the Hugbelt, so Sharde wouldn't have to wait until after their birth to build that connection. The device "allows mothers, unable to give birth, to feel their baby's movements and to make a connection with their unborn child."
In an emotional video, Sharde puts on a Hugbelt and for the first time, she can feel her babies kick. Through tears, she and her husband place their hands on the belt which lights up when one of the twins moves.
"I look down and I'm not pregnant, but I know two girls are coming. They're my girls," she said. "They're our girls."
Watch the emotional video below:
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