Amy first contacted me to photograph a birth for her a little more than a year ago. We talked back and forth through email, until I stopped hearing from her. I assumed she had changed her mind or made other arrangements.
When she contacted me again this year about her rainbow baby birth, I learned why I didn’t hear from her last year. My heart was broken. I know the kind of pain that she had faced, because I’ve lived it. It’s the worst kind imaginable.
I was also thrilled to learn she was pregnant again! She asked me about photographing her rainbow’s birth. I knew it would undoubtedly be an emotional day, but I also knew I wanted to be part of it.
This family also waited to find out if their baby was a boy or girl. I love those births, too!
On the day of Amy’s c-section, things took an unexpected turn. She ended up at the hospital a few hours earlier than expected. Thankfully, I was ready to go, and I arrived shortly after her. When I got there, her room was a flurry of doctors and nurses rushing around, making plans for an immediate c-section. We were a little uncertain as to whether I would be allowed in the OR, but thankfully the anesthesiologist approved my being present.
The rest of the story is best told by the photos, along with the video! I went back to the hospital a few days later to photograph a Fresh 48, so that will be coming soon as well.
Welcome to the world Baby Grace!! You are one special and wanted baby! All one needs to do is look at the expressions on the face of your parents to know that!
I’ve been fortunate to photograph several births lately, and am thankful to have been allowed in the OR many times. Here is another recent c-section birth I photographed.