Photo: Unborn Baby Grabs Doctor’s Finger Before Delivery

Posted on: 12:11 pm, January 2, 2013, by , updated on: 12:19pm, January 2, 2013

Unborn baby grabs doctor's fingers seconds before being born. Courtesy A Classic Pin-UpUnborn baby grabs doctor's fingers seconds before being born. Courtesy A Classic Pin-Up

Unborn baby grabs doctor’s fingers seconds before being born. Courtesy A Classic Pin-UpUnborn baby grabs doctor’s fingers seconds before being born. Courtesy A Classic Pin-Up

PEORIA, Ariz. — An unborn baby grabs the finger of the doctor who’s about to deliver her into the world. Unbeknownst to her, her father was standing by with a camera and snapped a photo.

In an interview with ABC15, the doctor, Allen Sawyer, said it was a “rare” moment. He said he typically sees the baby’s head first, but in the case of little Navaeh Atkins, she reached out with her tiny hand and held on.

Her mother, Alicia Atkins, a professional photographer herself, posted the picture on Facebook and wrote, “I am in awe of this photo. Something to remember forever.” Thousands of others are in awe too. The photo has been shared thousands of times and has caught the attention of several news organizations.

As a gift, Alicia and her husband Randy printed the photo and gave it to Dr. Sawyer. It now hangs in his office.

See video from ABC15.


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