A proud dad captured the incredible moment his newborn son posed like a superhero immediately after he was born via C-section.
Instead of waiting the rest of his life to achieve the renowned childhood dream of becoming a superhero, baby Harry decided to get it out of the way within the first minute of being born.
Sticking his fist straight up in the air with a pure look of concentration (or maybe just a ‘what on Earth is happening?!’), Harry manages to pull off Superman’s iconic pose effortlessly.
Harry, from New South Wales, Australia, was born via a planned caesarean section at 40 weeks and four days because of his large size. He weighed four kilograms at birth (8lb 13oz).
His mum, Bree Jessica, described his birth as a ‘surreal experience’ and said she was lifted up so she could see Harry being pulled out.
She shared the incredible picture of Harry’s birth on the Instagram account Hello World Birth to raise awareness for Cesarean Awareness Month in April.
Take a look at the amazing photo below:
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April is c-section awareness month! This is Bree's story. A little superman entrance😍. 'Harry was welcomed into the world at 40weeks + 4day. Planned cesarean due to position and size of bub. Weighing in 9lbs even and 50cms. The c-section was very calm and relaxed, I was lifted up so I was able to see Harry being pulled out.' #birthstory #birthphotography #labor #labour #empowerment #pregnancy #birth #pregnant #brave #strong #beautiful #newborn #naturalbirth #cesareansection #csection #calmbirth #givingbirth #doula #doulasupport #mum #mama #mom #sydneybirth #sydneynewborn #birthwithoutfear
Sharing the picture, the account described the moment Harry was born as ‘a little superman entrance’ before sharing mum Bree’s story.
Harry was welcomed into the world at 40weeks + 4day. Planned cesarean due to position and size of bub. Weighing in 9lbs even and 50cms. The c-section was very calm and relaxed, I was lifted up so I was able to see Harry being pulled out
Despite the fact Harry is now seven years old, Bree said she only thought to share the image recently to raise awareness for C-section births.
Bree had C-sections with both of her sons Harry and Jack, and says she remembers the nurses asking if she was ready to meet her son before Harry’s birth.
She told the Femail his birth was a ‘calm experience’:
I had a planned C-section because Harry never engaged. He was sitting nine centimetres above the birth canal when he was delivered, and the C-section was actually a really calm experience.
My husband was in the operating theatre with me, only leaving when they placed the epidural as he doesn’t have the best stomach for needles.
Shortly after arriving in theatre (approximately 20 minutes), Bree said the doctors ‘dropped the curtain’ and she was lifted up so she could see Harry being pulled out.
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I want to preface this by saying that of course EVERY birth and birth story matters and is valid. This page, though, is dedicated to c-section moms and it's these moms who I feel are judged and shamed more frequently for the way they chose (or didn't choose) to have their babies. There's no RIGHT way to give birth. Even if you do all the so-called "right" things during your pregnancy, here’s a reminder: There. Is. No. Guarantee. That. Your. Labor. And. Delivery. Will. Go. The. Way. You. Think. Or. Intend📢 I realize this sounds blunt and I don't intend to paint a scary picture. I also acknowledge that many moms have experienced birth trauma, from both vaginal and c-section deliveries. I do, however, wish to portray a more realistic picture of what can and may happen or what you may end up CHOOSING to be best for you and your baby. My hope is that one particular type of birth isn’t placed above another and that ALL moms, no matter HOW they gave birth, are celebrated and respected. Moms already have so much on their plates. Let's not make how they gave birth another thing for them to feel stressed or badly about. Remember – You rock, mama and you are strong 💪🏻 💫 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #csection #csectionstrong #csectionmom #csectionmama #csectionbirth #csectionrecovery #cesareanbirthisbirth #postpartum #TeamMotherly #takebackpostpartum #femaleentrepreneur #thisismypostpartum #csectionphotography #postpartumdepression #postpartumanxiety #mypostpartumjourney #sharetheeverymom #allbirthisnatural #mothershape #mothermag
Bree went on to say her husband took the incredible picture of Harry, but hadn’t thought much of it until she decided to share it recently.
The mum-of-two says she is keen to ’empower other women in their birth journey’ and is proud her photo could be helping other women.
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A Broadcast Journalism Masters graduate who went on to achieve an NCTJ level 3 Diploma in Journalism, Lucy has done stints at ITV, BBC Inside Out and Key 103. While working as a journalist for UNILAD, Lucy has reported on breaking news stories while also writing features about mental health, cervical screening awareness, and Little Mix (who she is unapologetically obsessed with).