Family Centered Cesarean C-Section Birth Story | (C) 2015 Rebecca Keller Photography (8)


  1. Hi Molly! you don’t know me but your post just really made my day. I am a mom that has lost two babies and am anxiously awaiting the birth of my third in 6 weeks. We are also having a family centered cesarean so I love reading these stories. Something about seeing them makes me really truly believe my son will come home with me this time. 🙂 Thanks for sharing your experience.

      1. I wanted to update you that our FCC went SO WELL and our baby arrived happy and healthy. Thanks again for sharing your story 🙂

  2. Such a beautiful birth story! Love that you were able to experience the family centered birth. I will deliver my next child by c-section as well because my first was an emergency. I really hope my hospital has adopted that by the time I have another. Such beautiful photos as well… another thing I will be doing at my next delivery.

  3. Beautiful story and an even sweeter family of four! Congratulations! This story is so heart-warming. We will be the first family to receive a “family-centered” cesarean at our hospital this May when we welcome our second son. It is stories like yours that make me so excited about his arrival! Along, with all the research and questioning for my doctors to have this opportunity so very worth it. Thank you for sharing!

  4. Ahhhhh, Molly, you made me all weepy and emotional with these images. Reminiscing my daughter’s birth almost 17 years ago and reallising just how far my parents and only brother are, 33000 miles away in South East Asia. Sigh. Anyway, this is a beautiful moment for you and yours, and it warmed my heart to no end seeing how your little girl met her baby brother for the very first time xoxo

  5. Congratulations! Such beautiful photos for you to treasure forever. I really wanted a home birth but my waters broke at 33 weeks and I ended up being induced. Not the best birth experience, but not the worst either. I don’t think many births go exactly according to plan, but in the end it doesn’t really matter how they get here, as long as they arrive safely 🙂

    Emma xxx

  6. Congrats!! I delivered my son there in 2013 with the midwives(Anne Brand), and saw Leigh Ann for most visits. Thanks for sharing this, it’s good to see what this looks like in the same hospital I’ll be back in one day! He is just beautiful, congrats Mama!

  7. This is beautiful, Molly. I can’t even tell you how excited I am for you. That skin on skin is so special and I’m glad you had such a wonderful experience. Also, these pictures are amazing! So glad you got a birth photographer (I wish I had done that!!) I know you’ll treasure these pics (and this post!) forever. Congratulations!!

  8. Congrats! What a beautiful post! It definitley makes me feel all the feels, especially the part with your daughter meeting Amos for the first time, that was probably my favorite part of our birth story too!

  9. Congratulations! I love the birds eye pics on the OR table right after the birth. The joy is so real. I gave birth to my son via C-section Feb 19, 2014. I felt the same way as you walking into the OR cold/terrified/itching/nausea/up ALL night. I also had the the same reason for a section with my daughter in 2011. Such different birth experiences. Going for my 3rd section April 26, 2016 and am looking forward to reading about your recovery. God Bless you and your family. And prayers for a healthy recovery.

  10. OMG, Molly I’m crying! This is so beautiful – I’m so glad you got to try the clear drape! It seems like it really made a difference for you. Those photos of Lilly meeting baby brother…. thanks for making me cry at work 😉 <3

  11. Congratulations Molly! Amos is so precious, and I’m so glad you shared your story. My son was born via emergency c-section and I’ve been nervous about doing that again when we have another one. Reading your story made me feel less nervous, so thank you!

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  13. Oh my gosh I have tears in my eyes! What a beautiful experience, and those pictures of you and your pops are just so lovely!

  14. I don’t know if it’s my own pregnancy hormones but I was crying like a baby reading this! That’s teally cool that they gave you the option of the clear drape!

  15. Congratualtions Molly! He is lovely and you are simply glowing! As a labor nurse, I have always wondered why they keep those ORs so freezing cold!! I think it would be much better for mom and baby if it felt like a tropical getaway – warm, sunny, and breezy(: Susan

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