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West Penn Hospital Birth Story | Pittsburgh Birth Photographer

Pittsburgh Birth Photographer | West Penn
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One of the last things that I photographed in 2018 was the birth of a beautiful baby girl! I photographed the birth of this couple’s first baby girl 18 month ago and I was so excited to document the birth of their second daughter. Their first birth at West Penn was one of my favorite birth stories! However, things went a little different this time around when this baby surprised everyone by arriving six weeks early! She decided that she did not want to wait until 2019 to make her entrance into the world. Thankfully she weighed in at almost six pounds and she was doing amazing right after birth.

The protocol of this hospital is to take preterm babies to the NICU very shortly after birth to be evaluated. Mom got to hold her new daughter for a few minutes then handed her baby over to the wonderful NICU nurses. Thankfully this sweet girl was released from the NICU just two weeks after her birth-day! Mom and Dad were the only ones permitted in the NICU so I was unable to fully tell this birth story like I did for their first baby. But once they were all settled in at home I went to their house for more photos! So stay tuned for another blog post with part two of this birth story.


father and mother in labor and delivery room west penn

Unlike the fist birth, this time the Grandmother and Grandfather came all the way from California to be there for the birth of their granddaughter! Grandma stuck around for the delivery and the Grandfather came back in after baby was born. I have attended a handful of births where the Grandma got to be there for he delivery, I think that is so very special!

grandparents and father waiting in deliver room
father and mother in labor and delivery room west penn
father and mother in labor and delivery room west penn
grandmother gives mother a drink during labor at hospital
father husband holds hands with woman during labor of baby
father hand on mother head after baby is born
father and mother hold hands after delivery
obgyn holds baby up after birth in delivery room
father embraces mother in delivery room
mother kisses daughter after birth of baby
nurse at west penn holding up newborn baby
nurse looks over newborn baby at hospital
brand new baby at birth session in pittsburgh
dad and grandmother look over newborn baby
nurse at west penn holding up newborn baby
dad and grandmother watch newborn baby
nurse at west penn holding up newborn baby
nurse at west penn holding up newborn baby
brand new baby at birth session in pittsburgh
nurse looks over newborn baby at hospital
nurse looks over newborn baby at west pennhospital
father and mother looking at baby after birth at hospital
grandfather at birth session to meet grand daughter
grandfather at birth session to meet grand daughter
mom holding newborn at hospital
mom holding newborn at hospital
mom holding newborn at hospital
mom holding newborn at pittsburgh hospital
mom holding newborn at hospital
newborn baby birth session

Now go have a look at Part Two of this Birth Story!

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~All images by Mary Beth Miller Photography ~
Mary Beth Miller Photography specializes in birth, hospital, newborn, family and child photography in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and surrounding areas. She has photographed births at Magee, West Penn, Mercy, Forbes, St. Clair, Jefferson, Heritage Beaver Hospital and The Midwife Center in Pittsburgh.

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