C-Section in Daytona Beach, Florida
Photographer: Christina St.Gelais
Brief Description of Birth: It was the morning of October 23rd, 2017. Emily & Nolan went in for a scheduled C-section at 7:00 and were beyond ready to meet their baby boy!! C - Sections are incredibly fast paced and where you can stand in the operating room to shoot is extremely limited. Thankfully, the nurses and anesthesiologist were incredibly accommodating and helped as much as they could to allow me access when needed.
The moments were fast and chaotic, but oh, were they incredibly memorable. What a day to capture!! Nathan Laurence Urquhart was born at 7:44 am at 7lbs and 20 inches. The room cheered and almost in slow motion I captured the beauty of shock and happiness on the faces in the room. The doctor handed the baby off to the nurses.. There was a lot of shuffling around, and I didn't have much room to get to the baby, so i captured moments of the whole room and the parents in waiting.. The baby wasn't crying any more. He was struggling to breathe, but the staff worked hard and quickly to help get a breathing tube in and let Mom have chest-to-chest. Parents and family began to hold their breath and pray. Thankfully, after a few hours in the NICU, Baby Nathan was able to go back to Mom & Dad and breathe on his own and start their life together.
It was an honor to be able to capture such beautiful moments.