A stunning photograph that captures the moment when a newly born baby emerges from her mother’s womb has become one of the first viral hits of 2013 after the proud parents posted it on Facebook for friends and family to share.
Alicia Atkins of Glendale, Arizona gave birth to daughter, Nevaeh, via Caesarean section on October 9. Her husband Randy snapped this touching image of a baby entering the world for the first time and grabbing hold of the doctor’s fingers.
'The doctor called me over and said, "Hey, she's grabbing my finger,"' Randy told 3TV News. 'So I ran over there and just grabbed the shot and I was just in awe looking at it. It was such an amazing picture.'
Soon-to-be-born Nevaeh pokes her tiny hand out of her mother's womb and tightly grasping the finger of the doctor helping to bring her into the world
The happy parents: Alicia and Randy Atkins with their young daughter Nevaeh as she looks today
Wife Alicia is the professional photographer in the family and owns A Classic Pin-Up photo studio.
On December 26, she posted the photo on her company Facebook page for family and friends to see.
She also wrote: 'This was 10 weeks ago when I was having my c-section and Dr. Sawyer broke my water and my daughter reached up out of my stomach and grabbed the Dr.'s finger and my hubby caught this special moment.
‘I am in awe of this photo.
‘Something to remember forever.’
Much to her surprise, the photo has really captured people’s attentions, so far it has received over 1,800 likes, more than 500 shares and 260 comments – overwhelmingly positive reactions to the Atkins sharing such an intimate and special moment.
Beaming with joy: Mother Alicia poses with her prized possession, daughter Nevaeh
Baby Nevaeh is now 11 weeks old
'We didn't think we were going to get such positive feedback. We thought we would get more negative 'that's disgusting,'" Alicia told KTVK. '[Instead] everybody just thought it was the best thing in the world.'
Both baby Nevaeh - Heaven spelt backwards – is doing very well and enjoying family life with her parents and and two older siblings.
Baby Nevaeh is a natural in front of the camera
Video: Interview with Nevaeh's parents about the amazing experience
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