This is the story of a couple who went through a very difficult pregnancy and who decided to hire photographer Kirstie Perez for the day of the birth.
Kirstie took beautiful pictures during the baby’s birth, including one of the baby’s father crying.
However, when asked about the image in question, the man said he wasn’t crying because of the birth.
He had felt helpless watching the woman vomit compulsively for over 285 days. He witnessed her losing 30kg during pregnancy as she was unable to nourish herself due to the conditions of ʜʏᴘᴇʀᴇᴍᴇsɪs ɢʀᴀᴠɪᴅᴀʀᴜᴍ and ᴘʀᴇ-ᴇᴄʟᴀᴍᴘsɪᴀ.
The mother was hospitalized four times while pregnant due to ᴅᴇʜʏᴅʀᴀᴛɪᴏɴ. The man always ate his meals on the street in front of the door, as any smell could disturb his wife.
After months of being able to just be there for her, he made sure to support her during the birth, as the photos prove.
When the photographer told him about the image in which he appears to be crying to see his son, he replied, getting emotional again: “That’s not why I was crying; it’s because this is the first time I’ve seen her smile in 10 months.”
The man continues:
“Gentlemen, please realize how powerful empathy can be. Dedicated to all mothers who have experienced traumatic pregnancies and were able to smile despite everything… Thank you so much for sacrificing yourself and bringing that precious child into the world. This is not easy to achieve!”
A true example of companionship towards his wife, who suffered a traumatic pregnancy. Share!