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This Striking Photo Of A Newborn Next To His Mother's C-Section Scar Is Getting A Lot Of Attention

After an emergency C-section saved her and her baby, this mother asked for an unusual photo session.

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The idea of having a C-section is a source of anxiety for a lot of pregnant women. That was the case for a maternity client that Guernsey-based photographer Helen Carmina recently worked with.

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"[The client] was telling me how terrified she was of having a c-section," Helen captioned the photo on Facebook. "Well, last week she went into labor but had to have an emergency c-section after complications. She asked me to come over this morning and shoot this particular image as her worst nightmare proved to be what saved her and her child's lives."

Giving birth by C-section is a reality for millions of women across the globe each year. The photo has over 200,000 likes and close to 60,000 shares to date.

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BuzzFeed Life has reached out to the photographer and mother for comment on this badassery.