Last week I had been looking forward to Ahava’s upcoming birth day. Her mom was scheduled for a c-section in the Kansas City area for the beginning of April. [pullquote]I am so grateful that Morgan was able to capture so many beautiful pictures for us. We were able to send them out to family that could not travel, so it was almost as if they were there with us. She did a wonderful job, and helped keep me calm as I was getting ready for my c-section. So I would like to say Thank you again Morgan for the amazing pictures! ~Ahava’s Mom[/pullquote]
With all births, natural and c-sections alike, I’m on-call starting Mom’s 38th. week. Although a scheduled c-section or induction birth is set on my calendar, I know that birth is almost ALWAYS unpredictable and plans often change quickly.
On the morning of March 28th, Ahava’s mom let me know that her c-section would no longer be next week, but in only a few hours!
With my bag already packed and cameras ready, I was on my way to photograph this important event for their family. We had planned that I would photograph before the c-section and then after Mom was in recovery, and the hospital staff had told us that a second person would not be allowed in the O.R. Mom was taken back and I waited alone with Dad, who I had given my second camera to borrow.
During this time I had been praying hard that the doctor would have a change of heart, (it’s happened before) although I’ll admit that I really felt it would take a miracle at that point for it to happen. To Dad and I’s surprise, the doctor changed her mind and allowed me to come in the O.R.!
Whether c-section or natural, all baby’s birth days are special and it’s a privilege to capture those precious moments for families. Contact me today to learn more about birth photography for YOUR baby’s birth story!