While not many of us want to remember the laboring part of our births, we certainly want to remember the first cry and the first moment we laid our eyes on our child. Birth photography is a wonderful way of capturing your baby’s first few moments out of the womb. A post-birth selfie can capture the raw moments after birth.
Even though all births are beautiful – whether vaginal or c-section, many of the post-birth photos that go viral online are after vaginal births. But this picture is social media gold, taken after the mum had a c-section birth.
In December, Thaise De Mari gave birth via cesarean to a baby girl named Carmel. The new mum took a selfie with her newborn and partner as she was still lying on the operating table after her c-section, and shared the picture on Instagram.
The photo is beautiful, capturing ecstatic parents and their newborn smiling for the camera.
Thaise posted under the photo in Portuguese, “And suddenly the picture of my life is without production, without resolution, without worry about hair, makeup or angle.
“Carmel already showing in the first seconds what’s to come, making a family HAPPY! She’s happy to get out of the cage.”
E de repente a foto da minha vida é sem produção, sem resolução, sem preocupação com cabelo, maquiagem ou ângulo! Eu inchada e com cara de choro, papai com cara de babão e Carmel já mostrando nos primeiros segundos para o que veio… para fazer uma família FELIZ! ?Toda felizona em sair do forninho ? Já vai fazer um mês do dia mais louco da minha vida!!! Foi surreal! ??? E como eu tenho saudade desse momento! Vontade de voltar no tempo por uns minutinhos! Sem explicação escutar o choro e ver seu rostinho pela primeira vez ??? #baby #babygirl #Carmel #family by @thaisedemari
The photo received 15k likes, for good reason. It’s a beautiful shot of a family post c-section. The captured shot reveals the happiness of birth after a cesarean delivery.
The way our baby is born should never dampen our excitement on their arrival. While naturally, we can be disappointed if the birth plan doesn’t go to plan, what’s most important is the family that is created afterwards and this photo reiterates what truly is most important about having a baby.