Monday, May 9, 2011

i heart faces: Motherhood

When I saw this weeks challenge at i heart faces I immediately thought of this picture. For those of you who don't know, my paying job is as a labor and delivery nurse. I spend my days taking pictures and my nights coaching woman through labor. I've talked about this here before, but this past January I traveled to Uganda to help deliver my dear friend's baby. I snapped this picture of her and her hubby as she labored. I have seen a lot of labors and a lot of deliveries, but none as amazing as this woman. She suffered through 36 hours of labor in a foreign country where the luxury of an epidural or any pain medication is not available.

This picture was taken about 20 hours into labor as she worked her way through contractions. This here is the picture of motherhood, of suffering and enduring enourmous pain for your child.

Happy Mother's Day T!


  Go check out the other great mom pictures at i heart faces...


(see previous posts for pictures of baby K)

12 comments:

Creative Escapes said...

What a great moment that was captured - their expressions speak novels! Beautiful!

Cecelia said...

Wow. That is an amazing photo :) Very intimate.

Susan said...

Oh my...how touching!! Incredible shot.

You get to see so much, what an interesting job.

Love this one♥

Tamar SB said...

Gorgeous! On the way to motherhood, what a moment to capture!

Tamar

Jenna (Cammi J Photography) said...

What an amazing woman...this speaks of motherhood for sure! Great capture!

Piper said...

This is a great picture that draws such emotion when you look at it. I love it.

Deborah said...

You have an incredible job ... and this is an amazing woman! Such a beautiful capture ... such emotion here, and I love the use of the tones to give it even more feeling! Very well done!

The Kloeppings said...

If I had to pick a different profession it would totally be an L&D nurse. What a great capture, she makes it look easy!!:)

Wendhy Jeffers Photography said...

What a picture of true love and devotion!

Christina said...

Chills and tears...that is a very moving photo. I don't have the words to say how it makes me feel. Beautiful.

Amy said...

very sewer moment captured

Laurie said...

Great capture!