Birth is messy, beautiful and bloody hard work. No birth story is the same, but most new mums experience similar feelings the moment their baby is placed on their chest.
One photographer in the US captured a new mum’s reaction when she gave birth to an 11lb 2oz baby at home with NO intervention.
Laura Fifield of Laura Fifield Photography was asked by mum-to-be, Natalie, to capture photos of her home birth.
Natalie expected her baby to be on the heavier side, but she didn’t expect her baby boy to be as big as he was.
Laura was able to capture the new mum’s reaction the moment she gave birth to her son. Natalie’s facial expression is a mixture of awe, amazement and shock that she had given birth to a BOY!
The photo was shared on social media with many commenting on how they loved the mum’s reaction.
“They always say a picture is worth a thousand words and this is beautiful. What an amazing moment and emotion to capture and be able to look back for years to come and see exactly how you felt,” wrote one user.
Another mum said: “I’m in love with this picture. And Good Lord, that’s a big baby. Congrats, Mama. You did it!”
The new mum’s facial expression is definitely one most mums can relate to, no matter how they give birth.
Congratulations to the new mum.