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Born Early Unexpectedly on Her Mother’s Birthday! | Delivery C-section at Panorama Mediclinic {Leah} | Cape Town Birth Videographer

Leah was due today. More than a month ago, she was born early for necessary and life-saving reasons. Born on her mother’s birthday (what a great gift, right?!?), her tiny wide eyed life began at just 1.9 kg (just over 4 pounds).

Her birth was not what they expected and the weeks to following being NICU parents were a difficult transition to parenthood. We celebrate that she is home and healthy. In this birth film, you feel the nerves. They are palpable. You witness a dad’s elation and pride. My sincerest thanks to Leah’s parents for choosing to hire me and trust me with their story.

You will notice her video is 99.9% film. There’s only one photo in the whole film. That’s done by design as Leah’s parents hired me for just a film, not as a photographer. I got several photos as well because I couldn’t help myself (scroll through) but they wanted more than anything her birth film. I was able to do that for them still in accordance with my Code of Conduct. If you would like your birth story documented, here’s where to contact me.

If you missed it, here’s Roxanne’s maternity session with Leah.

My thanks to the professional and welcoming staff at Panorama Mediclinic and Dr Esterhuizen.

Birth story shared as always, with family permission.



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