Photo: Sarah Hill
I don't know about you, but between trying to focus on my breathing and making sure I don't poop on the delivery table, I can't imaging having the energy to think about delivering my own baby, too. But, this midwife mom Emily Dial, did. She gave birth to her second daughter at Frankfort Regional Medical Center in Kentucky, the same hospital she works at. And, she had planned to be a part of the delivery...literally.
Although Emily brings babies into the world for a living, we are incredibly impressed that she did not let anything stop her from birthing her own child. Not even a C-section! We've seen moms pull out their babies when they are delivering vaginally, but never during a cesarean. It's incredible. But Emily said it didn't feel that different from the other births she's participated in.
"I don’t think it's that different from guiding others, in that I hope they too can have positive birth experiences, even if a C-scetion becomes necessary."
Also in the delivery room was her friend and birth photographer Sarah Hill, who was on the sidelines capturing all the emotions. A picture is worth a thousand words right? And we have 10 of them—so needless to say, we sure have some major goosebumps.
Sarah posted the photos to her Facebook page and they have now gone viral. She wrote, "This was by far one of the most incredible days of my life. My amazing midwife, Emily Dial, not only had a C-Section today but SHE PULLED THE BABY OUT HERSELF! It was unreal. To say that she is amazing is an understatement. She was meant to bring babies into this world and didn't let a little thing like a C-section stop her from delivering her own!"
Sarah has never shot a live birth until Emily's delivery and she is clearly having a moment with us. "It was incredible to be able to capture that moment through the lens! She delivered my son, and to be there with her in that moment as she met her daughter was amazing."
If you want to see this incredible delivery, grab yourself a tissue. You'll need it. And then click through the photos. Aren't they incredible?