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Mum In Labour Props A Camera On Her Tum and ‘Just Kept Pressing The Button’ To Get Magical Snaps of Her OWN Delivery

This mother was so keen to not miss a minute of her sons birth that she photographed it herself – and now insists all women should do the same.

Lauren Chenault, 24, pictured the magical moment her son Kai Arthur came into the world, with the help of friends and family.

New Yorker Lauren, who also has a one-year-old daughter Kailah, gave birth to Kai, who weighed 8lb 3oz, on January 31.

Photo shoots are all the rage these days. Whether it’s weddings, engagements, or pregnancy announcements, you can count on there being a professional photographer close by, capturing the moment. They have even started popping up in the delivery room. When this woman went into labor, however, she pulled out her own camera. And doctors couldn’t believe what she caught on film.

Lauren Chenault is a photographer based in New York, where she works for Fire Island News. She married her husband, Byron, in June 2014. As well as having a passion for photography, Chenault is a stay-at-home mom to little daughter Kailah.

Chenault wished she had made more of the precious moment Kailah came into the world. But she didn’t appreciate just how much preparation was needed. Now, with a second child on the way, she had the opportunity to put that right. And, with everything she had learned from the birth of her daughter, she knew exactly what to do this time.