A raw photograph of a mother and her baby just three days after birth by caesarean section has been over 59,000 times on Facebook.
Helen Aller, who is eight months pregnant, took the black and white photo of the unnamed woman - who was scared of having a C-section - and her newborn lying next to her C-section wound.
Helen shared it online on her page Helen Carmina Photography, and it has since been seen 11.5 million times and liked by over 200,000.
Helen, who is a mother of two, posted on Facebook: "I didn't expect this image to reach so far."
See her full caption and the photo below:
EDIT: I didn't expect this image to reach so far. I understand everyone has their own opinion which they are entitled to, all I ask is that comments are not rude or hurtful and are kept respectful. If it is not to your taste please hide it from your newsfeed.Thank you!!
I photographed this mama's pregnancy a while back and she was telling me how terrified she was of having a c-section. Well last week she went into labor but had to have an emergency c-section after complications. She asked me to come over this morning and shoot this particular image as her worst nightmare proved to be what saved her and her child's lives.
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One lovely mama from way across the pond just sent me this and I think it sums up completely what a lot of us need to remember......thank you Victoria Secret-Garden ❤