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Woman Opted For Pain-Relief Free At Home Birth, Doctor Floored By Baby's Size

A young mother from Washington decided to have a home birth. She already had two children and she wanted the entire family to be present for the birth. After she gave birth to a healthy baby boy, she was stunned to see she had given birth to an '11 pounder'.

Natalie Bancroft wanted to have a natural water birth in her own Spokane Valley home. She didn't want any medical interventions or internal exams. She didn't even have a sonogram to see what the sex of the baby would be. But there was one thing she really wasn't expecting: the baby's size.

Bancroft went into labor and everything went off without a hitch. It only took a few pushes. She didn't use any drugs. She didn't even tear, miraculously, considering she gave birth to a 11 lb. 2 oz. baby.

She shared a photo of her being handed her son for the first time, and her shocked facial expression speaks volumes.

Laura Fifield, a photographer, was there to capture the moment. Fifield is described as a 'birth photography ninja'. Her 'fly on the wall' style of photography helps her capture some stunningly candid shots.

"Once he was out we could tell he was a little chunker! Natalie and her husband were immediately in love with their new son," Fifield writes, posting some of the beautiful photos. "Once Simon was born, Natalie moved from where the birth pool was into the comfort of her bed. Imagine the surprise when her midwife announced 'He’s 11lbs, 2oz Natalie!'. Oh my goodness, we were all shocked! Her Spokane home birth was so empowering."

Comments came pouring in: "I can't get enough of this photo! Her reaction is the absolute best. Reminds me of how I felt after my home birth," said one.

"I'm in love with this picture. And Good Lord, that's a big baby!!! Congrats, Mama. You did it!!" said another.

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Source: Mail Online
Photo: Mail Online

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