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Fresh48 | Liam Prozesky | Pretoria Fresh 48 Photographer

After a minute or so we heard your first loud cry. It was glorious and we could finally breathe. Sr Lotter brought you to us and our hearts melted, my boy. You were beautiful. We checked for 10 fingers and 10 toes and we couldn’t stop looking at you. The happiest moment of our lives. You were born at 11:33 weighing 3.49kg and measuring 53cm.

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Newborn Neri Adel Els

All the darkness in the world, can not extinguish the light from a single candle” – Francis of Assis
“The name Neri is a girl’s name of Hebrew, Greek origin meaning “burning light”.
Meet the “burning light” in the Els household.

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Newborn | Luca Böhmer | Pretoria Newborn Photographer

“A new baby is like the beginning of all things—wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities.” – Eda LeShan
Not long after Luca’s Fresh 48 session, I had the joy of visiting the Böhmer family at their home in Pretoria for his newborn session.

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Newborn Photo | Ammi Boshoff

“She’s the exclamation mark in the happiest sentence that I could ever possibly write.”

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Newborn Photography │ Luan Viljoen

“You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.”

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Newborn Photography | Skylar Howarth

“All the stars in the universe danced on the day you were born….”

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Birth | Hayden de Jager | Pretoria Birth Photographer

Birth | Hayden de Jager | Pretoria Birth Photographer

The next hour was the hardest for me, it felt like torture. It had gotten dark and we lit candles around the bath. I was trying all different positions, but struggled to find something bearable. I had worked so hard on breathing and relaxing, but when the contractions came it was so crushing, all I could do was ride it out and wait for it to be over.

Birth | Why the C-section ? | Gauteng Birth Photography

Birth | Why the C-section ? | Gauteng Birth Photography

An emergency C-section is exactly what it says – an emergency measure. You will have to discuss any risk factors that you have for that happening with your gynaecologist. Common reasons are obstructed labour, failure of labour to progress, placenta praevia (development of the placenta in an abnormally low position near the cervix), foetal distress, gestational diabetes mellitus, and improper positioning of the foetus for delivery.