One Washington woman received the surprise of her life when she gave birth to her 11-pound son at home.
Natalie Bancroft’s birthing photographer Laura Fifield told InsideEdition.com that she expected to deliver an infant on the larger side, but never that big. “Her midwives were expecting a baby around the nine-pound mark,” said Laura Fifield.
But, when Bancroft’s son tipped the scale at 11 pounds and 2 ounces, the entire room was in shock. Fifield snapped the priceless moment Bancroft held her son for the first time, and the photo has gone viral!
“It was quite a big baby!” Fifield said. Simon, with little rolls of back fat, was about the size of a 4-month-old. He is Bancroft’s third child, and her second child delivered at home.
“It’s a different mindset than being in a hospital,” Fifield said. “The midwives take a hands-off procedure. They don’t check your dilation every hour, and moms are encouraged to walk around, squat and let gravity help lower the fetus into the birth canal.”
During the birth, Bancroft alternated between a birthing pool and the bathroom, while her husband and midwives pushed on various parts of her body to relieve pressure to her spine. Fifield described Bancroft as being very focused and “very, very calm.” “She had no problems at all.”
From start to finish, the entire birth lasted just four hours, and Fifield captured incredible images for Bancroft to remember this special day by. As far as baby Simon, he is doing well and is healthy!
Can you believe Simon weighed 11 pounds and 2 ounces? Have you ever seen a baby this big?
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[Featured Image Credit: Laura Fifi Photography/Facebook]