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The world welcomes baby Yau Xin Yuan (translation: "1st / Prime Fragrance") on January 29th, 2009 at 6.18pm, weighing 3.43kg... third child and first daughter of Hoi Yan Yap and Yau Wai Leong in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
This "special delivery" was not done in a private specialist or a government hospital. It was done at home. It was also done without a midwife, medical personnel, or a doctor. The delivery was through hypnobirthing, done DIY with just the mother, father, and of course, myself, present (gasp!). Hypnobirthing can only be done through specific strict regime of self-calming and the entire series documented the whole process as clearly as the daylight outside your window. The set here couldn't be compared to any others you may have witnessed, and being in the presence of such miracle is not only mindblowing, it was breathtaking. Word has it that hypnobirthing is now catching on after this series was first posted onto Facebook and DeviantART in 2009.
All photographs taken using Canon EOS 1N with Ilford HP5+ B/W Film. Processing by Morpheuse Esquire. Click on the images below to expand with further details.