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Mom Celebrates Birth With A Pic Of Her Newborn’s Umbilical Cord Spelling Out ‘LOVE’
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Mom Celebrates Birth With A Pic Of Her Newborn’s Umbilical Cord Spelling Out ‘LOVE’

Placenta is not something you may want to look up on Google images. However, Australian photographer Emma Jean Nolan not only snapped a photo of a Maori newborn Harper with his placenta still attached, she also spelled out ‘LOVE’ with his umbilical cord.

“I aim to empower and inform women through my artwork and to show the world the beauty of life and motherhood in all its forms,” said Nolan to Bored Panda. “Birth is beautiful, raw and awe inspiring, it never loses it’s magic no matter how many you see.”

“I wanted to show what a physiological birth looks like as most people have never seen a baby still connected to their placenta,” said Nolan. “The placenta is not something that is appreciated or honored in the Western culture. It is generally discarded, ignored and considered disgusting. However without the placenta none of us would be here.”

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“I wanted to show what a physiological birth looks like as most people have never seen a baby still connected to their placenta”

“The placenta is not something that is appreciated or honored in the Western culture. It is generally discarded, ignored and considered disgusting”

“As a Maori baby his placenta will now be returned to the land.  The word ‘whenua’ relates to the placenta and to the land. Whenua (placenta) is returned to the whenua (land) with the pito (umbilical cord) the link between the newborn and papatuanuku (mother earth).”

Thank you, Emma Jean Nolan, for talking to Bored Panda about your wonderful work!

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JenniferP
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6 years ago

Does everything have to be spread around the internet? We do many things that are simply to be shared with our loved ones and not with the whole wide world / the world wide web...

IceBear
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6 years ago

Ice bear agrees

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YvonneBernal
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6 years ago

I don't need to see somebody's hemorrhoid to know that it exists. This is just another pathetic attempt to awe people with something out of the ordinary. Why can't some memories be kept for those intended to be included. NOT EVERYTHING needs to be shared and NOT EVERYBODY cares to see what is meant as a personal experience.

Mariët Maanen
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5 years ago

No need to shout. We get your point. Personally i like the picture. U don't, so u might like to look at something else? Just swipe!

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fredericeeckman
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6 years ago

I'm not grossed that the fact it's a placenta, I mean it's a part of life. But maybe it's not the kind of things you exposed for the world to see ? Someone going to his doctor should start to post his stool sample ? I understand that the purpose of that is beautiful, but...

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JenniferP
Community Member
6 years ago

Does everything have to be spread around the internet? We do many things that are simply to be shared with our loved ones and not with the whole wide world / the world wide web...

IceBear
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6 years ago

Ice bear agrees

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YvonneBernal
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6 years ago

I don't need to see somebody's hemorrhoid to know that it exists. This is just another pathetic attempt to awe people with something out of the ordinary. Why can't some memories be kept for those intended to be included. NOT EVERYTHING needs to be shared and NOT EVERYBODY cares to see what is meant as a personal experience.

Mariët Maanen
Community Member
5 years ago

No need to shout. We get your point. Personally i like the picture. U don't, so u might like to look at something else? Just swipe!

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fredericeeckman
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6 years ago

I'm not grossed that the fact it's a placenta, I mean it's a part of life. But maybe it's not the kind of things you exposed for the world to see ? Someone going to his doctor should start to post his stool sample ? I understand that the purpose of that is beautiful, but...

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