This Post C-Section Family Photo Is Like Nothing You’ve Ever Seen

Giving birth is always a beautiful thing, no matter how that baby comes into this world. As a mom who has had three c-sections and witnessed four vaginal births of friends and family, I know that’s true! And in this modern age, I’ve become a fan of beautiful birth photos, whether professional or candid.

But I’ve NEVER seen a photo like the one below!

Instagram user marinaaprendizdemae posted her post c-section photo with her husband and baby, and WOW! I couldn’t believe what I was seeing. Her newborn baby girl appears to be GRINNING at just a few minutes old—unbelievable! (And also? Mom looks great! I looked and felt SUPER DRUGGED after my c-sections, I would love to know how she captured that look of happiness and alertness, LOL!)

A rough translation of the caption, is “And when the baby is so diva that she is born smiling? This Carmel is a star! Congratulations, Mommy,” according to

All I can say is, I hope this little one is filled with as much joy in her whole life as she was just after birth. This photo truly touched me—look how happy this baby girl is to have been given LIFE and to be with her parents on the outside of the womb. I’ve never seen ANYTHING like it—have you?

Congratulations to this beautiful family! All the best as you grow together, and thanks for making my day by sharing your photo!

Jenny Rapson
Jenny Rapson
Jenny is a follower of Christ, a wife and mom of three from Ohio and a freelance writer and editor.

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