When NCT, the UK’s contacted me to help with a project to make new images to share with new families, I jumped at the chance to take part. NCT practitioners, staff and volunteers work tirelessly to support parents to have the best possible experience of pregnancy, birth and early parenthood.
We knew how important it would be when representing in images, the stories of parents, that we document a caesarean birth story. We took over two thousand images and worked closely with the award winning Croydon University Hospital to make and gift images to new families, I am so grateful to the families that share all their special moments with us.
Here is a story - which filled me with joy; the story of a gorgeous couple, so in love and so very ready to meet their beautiful daughter. Baby K was born sooner than was planned and was welcomed by CUH’s finest and into the waiting arms of doting parents, J + M. This story takes us through the moments of their caesarean birth experience, with J always in control, everyone focussed on her needs, going at her pace and keeping her informed the whole way through. The power of putting women at the centre of care, is the power to give the woman a positive birth experience, even if it wasn’t necessarily what she might have planned. I proudly congratulate CUH on their focus on providing women centred care and most of all, being willing to let me capture their care and give J + M memories for a lifetime.
If you are interested in having your birth photographed there is lots more information here. All birth is birth and a chance to capture and cherish your day - whatever your birth story.