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PHOTO: Baby reaches out of womb, holds doctor’s finger

Posted at 1:47 PM, Jan 02, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-02 13:52:46-05

PHOENIX (WTVR) - It is a picture that is getting a lot of attention. The image shows Naveah Atkins reaching out of her mother's womb and holding the finger of the doctor performing her C-section delivery.

"The doctor called me over and said, hey, she's grabbing my finger," Naveah's father Randy said."I ran over there and just grabbed the shot, and I was just in awe looking at it, it was such an amazing picture."

Naveah's mother Alicia gave her doctor a canvas print of the photo.

"The doctor knew it was an amazing photo right away," she said. "That's all he could talk about for weeks."

Alicia says after her picture received thousands of "likes" on Facebook, she started to get requests to sell the picture.

"A couple of them have said they would love to have the photo for their organization where they're against abortion," she said.

Alicia says she's going to hang a big canvas print of the picture in Neveah's room.  And although she may someday sell prints, she'll never give up the copyright, which she says is priceless.