Photo of twins during water birth is unusual in more than one way
Robin Baker is an award-winning American photographer. This sequence of photos demonstrates why. Capturing the birth of these twins is something truly unique since 70% of twins are born via C-section in the US. But these parents were sure they wanted a water birth for their little ones.
Oh my! This mother and her twins made it through birth with no medical assistance. Apparently, the twins were already on their way by the time the parents got in touch with their birthing coach.
The new parents had a half hour to snuggle with the first baby before his brother came into this world. And here is when things started to turn breathtaking...
Baby number two came into this world inside of his amniotic sac! This is an incredibly rare moment to have captured on film and Baker managed to snap the exact moment with skill. The photographer is a birthing veteran; she has already photographed more than 70 births, but she had never seen anything like this before.
Mom carefully opened the sac with her fingernail, releasing her baby and two placentas.
How gently Baker has captured the precious moments of new parents discovering their little ones and forming strong family bonds. Two become four — unbelievable.
A birth is truly a miracle every time. What an amazing thing to capture for years to come. Robin Baker has done an amazing job; you can see more of her work here.