Frederick William Dame
(Exercising freedom of speech … as long as it still exists.)
Just Thinking Number 45
A CHILD REACHES FROM THE WOMB TO TAKE HER DOCTOR’S HAND
A remarkable photograph of a baby reaching out from the womb to grip the finger of the doctor working to deliver her by C-section has drawn a huge amount of attention on the Internet:
The baby is named Nevaeh (it’s “Heaven” spelled backward) and her mother, Alicia Atkins, is a professional photographer. She didn’t take this particular photo, since she was rather preoccupied at the time, so the shutterbug duties fell to her husband Randy.
A report at Life News notes that such events are not unknown to hospital staff, but it’s very rare for such a perfect photograph of a baby reaching out from the womb to be captured. The Atkins’ are reportedly surprised at the popularity of the photo, which Mary Elizabeth Williams at Salon clocks at “over 5,000 likes and close to 3,000 shares” on Facebook as of Thursday.
While Mrs. Atkins professes herself gratified by the overwhelmingly positive reaction to the picture, Williams was somewhat under-whelmed.
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