Mom Opens Up About the Heartbreak of the NICU With Emotional Photos

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Alex Warden is a professional maternity and newborn photographer, so when her own child was in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), she did what she knew best and captured the emotional moments on camera. At the end of May, her son Van was born at 31 weeks and five days, where he remained in the NICU for a month and a half. Alex recently took to her blog to open up about her childbirth experience along with a series of beautiful photos, and it’s incredibly touching.

“Van came out lungs blaring, a huge relief!” she recalled of the scary moment. “I reached out and popped him on my chest for a quick cuddle before the NICU nurse took him to check him over. It didn’t take long for his cries to turn into a gurgling sound, a sign that he was struggling to breathe on his own.”

A fear that many mothers have became a reality for Alex, but when it was time to see her baby, nothing else mattered.

“I was just so relieved that he had made it here safely that I seen past all the distracting monitors and machines attached to his tiny…

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