What an honor to have one of my images selected as part of 21 images on Self.com today! I love that they did this piece on cesarean births. Sometimes we forget that cesarean births are births, and that they are beautiful.
There are a few doctors in Atlanta who will allow photography during a cesarean birth, and this photo was taken during a cesarean with Dr. Bootstaylor of See Baby. He offers Family Centered Cesareans at Dekalb Medical, which include skin to skin time while mom is being repaired. You can see here that the lights were lowered, and the wonderful Midwife Anjli Aurora Hinman is there supporting the new family.