One of the biggest decisions facing a future mother is the type of birth they choose to have when they bring their new baby into the world… a natural birth or a non natural birth. They both have their pros and cons and ultimately the decision comes down to the mother after expert consultation with their specialist.
Photographer Helen Aller recently took this intimate photo of a mother and her three-day-old baby boy next to her caesarean incision. The woman wanted to have a vaginal birth, but was forced to have an emergency caesarean due to complications. She wanted a picture taken of the operation that saved her and her baby.
“I photographed this mama’s pregnancy a while back and she was telling me how terrified she was of having a c-section,” wrote Aller on Facebook. “Well last week she went into labor but had to have an emergency c-section after complications. She asked me to come over this morning and shoot this particular image as her worst nightmare proved to be what saved her and her child’s lives.”
“[She] wanted something to show that her biggest fear was what in the end saved both of them. I think she will see that scar and appreciate the life they were given”.
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