A black and white photo of an unidentified mother with her baby taken by photographer Helen Aller has gone viral.

The photo showed the baby sleeping on its mother’s thighs with its head below the scar from the Caesarean section through which it was born.

The viral photo has created a buzz on social media and in conversations around the world.

The mother’s and her baby’s lives were reportedly saved through the C-section. The photographer, who is eight months pregnant herself, said the mother in the photo endured a terrifying surgical procedure.

Aller said: “I photographed this mama’s pregnancy a while back and she was telling me how terrified she was of having a C-section. She asked me to come over and shoot this particular image as her worst nightmare proved to be what saved her and her child’s lives.”

The photographer believed the photo will inspire a lot of women who fear C-section to see it as a life saving option.

See the photo below:


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