The moment you get to hold your little one in your arms for the first time is the moment when you get to realize just how miraculous child birth can really be. And this is irrespective of the method of childbirth you use. You can do it standing or squatting, you can opt for vaginal birth or C-section – what will remain unchanged is the pure power of the moment when you bring a new life into this world.
And the moms we are going to talk about today are those sheroes who have helped deliver their child on their own. Check out these 10 brilliantly powerful pictures of women who fearlessly reached down and pulled out their little angels. And mind you, this is one of the most courageous things a woman is capable of. A big shout-out to all you mommies who have given birth and held it strong. You are amazing.
1. This mom who helped her surgeon pull out her fourth baby from her womb while she opted for a maternal-assisted C-section. Is there a better way to bring a baby into this world than in the midst of calm, serene waters? This mother guided her baby out, offering them the gentlest welcome!
Credit: Sarah Toyer
2. The more the merrier, they say! And this mother couldn’t be happier pulling out her fourth child out of her womb on her own!
Credit: Jeanette Lee Photo
3. Water births seem to be a popular choice! This mother took matters into her own hands (quite literally) and got her little bundle of joy out into the world. If a woman can keep a bun in her oven for 9 months, she sure as hell can take it out on her own when the time comes. And this mother has done just that!
Credit: K RO Photography
4. Not to say that a mother cannot do things alone, but the support of her loved ones just make her that much stronger during the moment of birth!
5. This mother got a sweet little surprise as she gave birth to her baby with help of midwives. The surprise was that it’s a girl!
Credit: Kimberly Photography MT
6. A mother is a child’s first guide. And this mother guided her child out of her womb and into this world with her own hands.
Credit: Jessica Austin Childbirth
7. Can you imagine giving birth in a car? This mommy’s baby couldn’t wait so she got him out herself!
Credit: Melissa Jean Babies
8. Yes, water births are indeed the pick of the day! This mum pulling her child out of water and making him take his first breath is purely beautiful!
Credit: Katia G. Photography
9. The surprise on this mother’s face is all of us when we find out the gender of our babies for the first time. It is commonly believed that drug-free births are painful. We are sure you will change your mind once you see this!
Credit: Brisbane Birth Photography
10. Nothing compares to the joy a mother feels when she gives birth to her baby all on her own. Pure bliss!
Credit: Brisbane Birth Photography
The blissful stories of motherhood are all about wonder, beauty and power. There is no way words can do justice to the expressions on the faces of these badass mommies. These silent pictures say a million words about the beauty, wonder and power of childbirth than anyone can. Go ahead and soak in this pure moment.
Want To Know How Your Baby Looks? 3D And 4D Scans Are The Solution
Generally, we see breadth and depth when we see the world from our naked eye. But usually when we are seeing the objects inside the body it is slightly difficult to get the 3 dimensional or 4 dimensional view of what is inside. With the ever growing technology researchers have come up with new ways to check the proper development of the baby in the womb. And one among those unique methods is the 3D and 4 D ultrasounds. In this article you will know about the importance of these scans and why are they done during pregnancy.
What is 3d ultrasound?
A three-dimensional ultrasound is an image created by processing multiple 2-dimensional images in order to get depth to the picture.
It uses simple, safe ultrasound waves, which are then processed by high powered computer technology.
Then, the images are displayed on a large screen for you to appreciate.
What is 4d ultrasound?
A wriggly baby at 12 weeks gestation
4d Ultrasound takes multiple 2-dimensional ultrasound images, creates a 3-dimensional image and then does this repeatedly so that, over time, you can see the movements of the fetus in three dimensions.
The fourth dimension is time.
So you can see live movements of your baby in-utero, like a video.
What are the benefits of 3d?
Three-dimensional imaging provides several important benefits over 2d imaging, but it does not replace 2d ultrasound.
Surface rendering with 3d provides beautiful images of the surface of the face, tummy or spine.
It can show up problems like a cleft lip, an abdominal hernia or a spina bifida with amazing clarity.
Therefore, the parents can recognise what the doctor is worried about.
The surgeons also appreciate the better view and find it easier to advise the parents about the likely outcome for the baby.
Why do 2d first?
While we are happy to do 3d and 4d scanning for you, we believe that it is also important that we find out if there are any problems with the baby first.
Therefore, all of our sonographers are fully qualified in ultrasound, with special skills and training in obstetric ultrasound.
We always do a comprehensive assessment of the baby’s growth and well being at the same examination.
What are the benefits of 4d?
Four-dimensional imaging enables us to watch fetal behaviour, and see the movements or lack of movements at fetal joints.
This will have benefits when trying to classify joint and skeletal problems like club foot.
Of course four-dimensional imaging also allows us to gaze at the baby’s face and see fetal swallowing, fetal breathing and different facial expressions.
Is it safe?
Yes. 3d and 4d ultrasound use sound waves, just like ordinary 2d ultrasound.
Numerous studies over several decades, have shown that there is no detrimental effect on the baby from ultrasound.
Will the baby feel it?
Not to our knowledge. Just as adults cannot feel ultrasound waves, or sound waves, it is unlikely that the baby can feel it.
Will I get to see the baby’s face?
We usually manage to get gorgeous baby photos.
However, the picture is affected a lot by the position of the baby.
If it is head down and facing your spine, we only get to see its back. Sometimes it takes persistence and patience to see the baby when it is facing up.
The best time to get the baby in a good position is from about 24 weeks gestation to 34 weeks gestation.
Also, before the third trimester, most babies have little sub-cutaneous fat. They can look a little bony.