Corinne was en route to hospital to give birth, with her husband and three-year-old son, when little Matilda decided it was time to enter the world a little earlier than expected, so Corinne gave birth in the front seat of the family car on the side of the road!
With a stroke of luck Corinne’s birth photographer Breanna Gravener, just happened to be travelling behind them on the road and managed to capture these beautiful photos of Matilda’s birth.
An hour earlier, Breanna had received a text from Corinne’s husband to say that Corinne was in the early stages of labour and he’ll keep her updated. 30 minutes later, another text came through saying that they were going to head to hospital shortly so Breanna arranged her own childcare urgently and headed out the door. The original plan was to meet at the hospital but Breanna thought she would drop past their house just in case and upon her arrival they were just hopping in the car and driving off, so she just followed them…
Breanna said “We had a 30 minute drive ahead of us. Cruising down the highway I was wondering how Corinne was going. I knew this birth wouldn’t be really long as Corinne knew how to keep her body relaxed and efficient to birth as she teaches Hypnobirthing classes.
Suddenly the car pulls off to the side, just outside the apple shop! Immediately I knew what must be happening and adrenaline goes in overdrive as I also see Mishi jump out. Grabbing my camera and running to the passenger door I think I was clicking my button before I even got there. haha. Thankfully I wasn’t 3 seconds later..”
How amazing are these photos and what perfect timing on Breanna’s part.
A huge thank you to Breanna for sharing these images with Hello Baby.