Baby captured grabbing doctor's finger from the womb in amazing photo of childbirth

Nicola McCafferty
Yahoo Lifestyle
3 January 2013


A truly amazing image of a baby grabbing the doctor’s fingers during childbirth has been shared all over the world.

Randy Atkins was on hand to capture the moment his wife Alicia gave birth last October, but had no idea the images for his family photo album would become so famous.

During his wife’s C-section, he was called over by the doctor as baby Nevaeh Atkins made her debut into the world by literally grabbing hold of the doctor’s fingers.

Recalling the moment, he revealed: “The doctor called me over and said, ‘Hey, she’s grabbing my finger.


[Related: Kate Silverton speaks out about the 'miracle baby' she thought she'd never have]


“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.”

The couple, who shared the picture on Facebook, saw the image go viral – receiving over 1,590 shares and 3,305 likes.

Writing below the Facebook post, Alicia – who is the professional photographer of the family – wrote: “This was 10 weeks ago when I was having my C-Section and Dr.Sawyer broke my water…and my daughter reached out of my stomach and grabbed the Dr’s finger and my hubby caught this special moment.”

[Related: The baby names that made a splash in 2012]


She added: “Truly amazing. I am in awe of this photo. Something to remember forever.”

Baby Nevaeh – heaven spelt backwards – and her mother are both said to be doing well.

The proud parents are said to have even presented Dr. Sawyer with a canvas print of the photo.

Tell us what you think of the amazing photo over on Twitter, now.

What to read next

Safe ride. Sound savings.

Get to Nissan’s Safety Today Event for great offers on a new Nissan. Shop Now.

Heartburn During Pregnancy

Dealing With Pregnancy is Hard Enough. Getting Heartburn While Pregnant is a Pain. Learn What Causes Heartburn During Pregnancy.

Walden University - Master's and Doctoral Degrees

Learn more about earning your degree from Walden University. Study online and further your career. Classes start soon. Request free information!

VA Mortgage Rates In 2016

VA Rates as Low as 3.25% (3.405% APR) 30 Year Fixed. Exclusive For Veteran & Military Takes 1 Min!

40% Off Great Gifts for Mom!

Make mom’s day and save with 40% off Fujifilm Instax® Cameras, Printer & Film, and Heidi Swapp® accessories.

How much can you actually save by refinancing?

Rates now at 3.11% APR 5/1 ARM- $250K for $972/mo. LendingTree's simple online tool to help determine how much you could be saving by refinancing.