Sometimes birth doesn't go as planned, like this mama's natural birth. Everything was perfect and normal through her pregnancy until the end when she learned that baby was not in the ideal position. Baby was bum down head up and legs by his head. But, hope wasn't lost, there was chiropractics, and acupuncture and of course there was still a chance he'd turn on his own and if he didn't they could do an ECV.
Well, meet Attis. He was born at 36 weeks via c-section in frank breech position before being wheeled off to the NICU where he would he stayed for a few days. Luckily his mama got to go in to labour on her own which helps the body postpartum. Having the natural hormones in her body will help with milk production along with giving her a better chance of avoiding PPD which is more common in cesarean sections, especially when mom and baby are separated right away. She also had her placenta encapsulated which is another way to help your body postpartum. So when a natural birth was no longer an option for her, she took control of the situation by listening to her body and focusing on the things she did have control over instead of the things she didn't.
And now after 3 weeks, Attis is doing very well and so is she! As of a couple days ago, he is exclusively breastfed! Perfect timing for his first growth spurt! All that pumping and determination paid off! Go mama!!
Please stay and watch the incredible birth of Attis below. I can honestly say I have never been so welcomed in a hospital as a photographer! These OB's are definitely the people I would want on my side if I was the one on the table. They let me photograph everything on the other side of the surgical curtain which was something I had never been able to do before! Usually, you are lucky just to get in to the operating room and if you do you are often pinned to a wall with few chances to snap pictures. So I am forever grateful for this experience, and I am even more so that this wonderful family is letting me share these with you!! So, grab your tissues, THIS is birth...