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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
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
Community Member
6 years ago

Ice bear agrees

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YvonneBernal
Community Member
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
Community Member
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...

RomkeEgbers
Community Member
6 years ago

Only 3 out of 28 reactions are positive. So, 25 of them are that far separated from the wonders of nature, that they perceive it as disgusting. As the author of this article already predicted: people from the western "civilisation" are taught to think negatively about things like these. Because, you see, it's just culture, it's the way we are taught to think. By the way: there is nothing in the picture that can call disgusting. I see not even red bloody slimy masses or things like that. No, gross and disgusting is not the picture itself, but these comments without any nuances, they are.

maryhadalittlelamb
Community Member
6 years ago

ya, why are there so many negative comments? i thought it is beautiful

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Mehmetİnceoğlu
Community Member
6 years ago

Now everything is usable to get some likes on Facebook. Even your newborns...

AlanAurmont
Community Member
6 years ago

Mom also should celebrate baby's first poop by spelling "love" with poop. That would be so cute. Awwww.

MandyDelaforce(PCGirl)
Community Member
6 years ago

Nope. Not cute - just ridiculous. New mothers are unfortunately affected by the huge amount of hormones, so its not her fault.

auśrora
Community Member
6 years ago

Thank you for so beautiful post Julia! If it was a photo of heart or kidney everybody would be ok with it, but it is PLACENTA omg!?! Some people have twisted perception and it is sad that some people don't see story behind the photo and that is delayed cord clamping - so much better for baby's health , and yes that is worth of sharing and seeing

MaryTonningsen
Community Member
6 years ago

I love it - beautiful baby, beautiful concept! I like the story behind it, too. These kinds of posts always touch my heart. So call me a sap. :)

LindaLövgren
Community Member
6 years ago

Me to!

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helen
Community Member
6 years ago

Thanks for posting this. It fulfills people's natural curiosity. I'm glad everybody can post whatever they want these days, and nothing about the human body remains a secret kept by doctors any longer. Everybody can choose to look at whatever they want to. Now I wish the baby didn't look as if it was photoshopped clean (they don't look like that right after birth), and the photo had the original colors, but still, that's your interpretation of stuff. Thanks for posting, again.

NalaSkye
Community Member
6 years ago

Actually they do my daughter did bc they clean them up after birth now they dont want the newborns to have vernex on them anywere at all i didnt even get to hold her untill she was that spotless like that baby in this picture.

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BreezySally
Community Member
6 years ago

I guess this is as common as the latte in New Zealand! Glad they had a healthy baby.

DariusB.
Community Member
6 years ago

Well, I think that it's a great photo. And what she says its true.

NalaSkye
Community Member
6 years ago

Thats awesome beautiful photography

PastelUnicorn
Community Member
6 years ago

The birth of the baby is lovely, but I imagine a photo of your child and their placenta hung up on a wall is something you would later regre

LindaLövgren
Community Member
6 years ago

So beautiful!! ❤️

Tyler Drysdale
Community Member
5 years ago

i like it. it's beautiful

Andrew Smailes
Community Member
5 years ago

STOP being so prudish i think it's amazing yes they shared it with the world and why not if you don't like it then simply move on i think it's amazing and good on them.

Iris Blue
Community Member
6 years ago

This is beautiful. If you don't think it is then your just going to have to realize that this is life- so get over it.

Yesica1993
Community Member
6 years ago

The only people that need to see that are medical personnel and the parents. And if I was the mother, I wouldn't want to see it either. Nobody on the internet wants or needs to see that.

LuciaHirvi
Community Member
6 years ago

More of such wonderful images please!! And breastfeeding images as well! We have to normalize these things that are so natural and beautiful!

Kell
Community Member
6 years ago

Still less weird than placenta encapsulation

JoeSauer
Community Member
6 years ago

All of you complaining about realize you didn't have click on it. I'm thinking that you all did just to post your bitching. Don't like it bypass it. It's a pretty easy concept, or do you feel like your bitching is necessary?

Tarun
Community Member
6 years ago

Meh you could even see it without clicking

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Kira
Community Member
6 years ago

I mean, the idea might have sounded cute and..... Interesting but then the execution wasn't really the best. Sorry

AndyThornhill
Community Member
6 years ago

I agree.

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MassimilianoRoma
Community Member
6 years ago

gross.

Sodom
Community Member
3 years ago

Sorry but thats way too private. Get a hold of yourself.

Darth Vader
Community Member
5 years ago

Humans are disgusting.

Sarah Ngakaari Hammond
Community Member
5 years ago

*laughs at all the offended Americans* Some day I hope pathetic western thinking is phased out.

Lou Wow
Community Member
5 years ago

There's nothing disgusting about a parasitic attachment.

iblowsheep
Community Member
6 years ago

not everything with a baby is beautiful or precious. Some things related to childbirth are just gross. why didn't she include a photo of the mucus plug or the meconium as well. Not everyone's personal opinion needs to be made into a campaign of awareness for f*ing everything.

LibertinaGrimm
Community Member
6 years ago

Tortora tree? You might want to look up the spelling before posting an article.

prestoli
Community Member
6 years ago

Could the photographer's headshot be any larger? Yeesh, is it a story or an ad?

Kirsten Lee
Community Member
5 years ago

i dont mean to be rude i mean i love the pictures but maybe you could have warned us a little before putting it out there again im sorry but uhh ya im sorry

Deanna Banana
Community Member
3 years ago

Tad late, but it literally says what’s going to happen in the title. Try reading.

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Jane Gray
Community Member
5 years ago

That's proper nasty.

iblowsheep
Community Member
6 years ago

okay. not everything with a baby in it is beautiful or precious. some shit about childbirth is puke inducing. This is horrid!

Nicky Speakman
Community Member
6 years ago

I think it's gross,why anyone needs to see that I don't know.i never even saw my own babies placenta, I don't feel I missed anything.yuck.

ValerieLessard
Community Member
6 years ago

ew. yes, i'm grossed out. please people you don't have to share EVERYTHING.

Sarcasticow
Community Member
6 years ago

Gross

szatan667
Community Member
6 years ago

DISGUSTING!

ColinDeCecco
Community Member
6 years ago

There is a reason you clamp and cut the umbilical cord before the placenta is delivered. Its for babys safety. Is a cute pic worth it?

LindaLövgren
Community Member
6 years ago

Hahaha for babys safety, are you kidding with me?

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BlastedStone
Community Member
6 years ago

Ok, I understand babies should be celebrated, but could they do it in not such a disgusting way? I mean, sharing a picture of your newborn is great. But sharing a picture of the placenta, too? Nobody wants to see that. I gagged at this. I mean, I don't think someone is going to go to the doctor and get his gull bladder removed then snap a pic of it then share it. That's gross and unnecessary. Same with this. Not everything should be shared with others, similar to this. That's a good way to loose a couple friends. We know how a baby eats inside the womb and we DON'T need to see it.

SabrinaContino
Community Member
6 years ago

disgusting

MatthewHorne
Community Member
6 years ago

Schmaltzy and gross at the same time. That's impressive internetness there.

Tarun
Community Member
6 years ago

That's just gross I am gonna puke

SaraJane
Community Member
6 years ago

Well at least she didn't eat it ! I believe they do in some cultures

szatan667
Community Member
6 years ago

You don'y know that lol

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KatLines
Community Member
6 years ago

Gross what next the inside of a hairy buthole

KateFavor
Community Member
6 years ago

That's gross

Martin
Community Member
6 years ago

e y e r o l l

samanthaiza
Community Member
6 years ago

it looks a bit edit

ColinDeCecco
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6 years ago

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Stupid

MayaAladdin
Community Member
6 years ago

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No!

ClaudiaRamalheiro
Community Member
6 years ago

This comment is hidden. Click here to view.

The picture is beautiful, but.. that thing is just gross. Even good photography can't make it ok

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
Community Member
6 years ago

Ice bear agrees

Load More Replies...
YvonneBernal
Community Member
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!

Load More Replies...
fredericeeckman
Community Member
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...

RomkeEgbers
Community Member
6 years ago

Only 3 out of 28 reactions are positive. So, 25 of them are that far separated from the wonders of nature, that they perceive it as disgusting. As the author of this article already predicted: people from the western "civilisation" are taught to think negatively about things like these. Because, you see, it's just culture, it's the way we are taught to think. By the way: there is nothing in the picture that can call disgusting. I see not even red bloody slimy masses or things like that. No, gross and disgusting is not the picture itself, but these comments without any nuances, they are.

maryhadalittlelamb
Community Member
6 years ago

ya, why are there so many negative comments? i thought it is beautiful

Load More Replies...
Mehmetİnceoğlu
Community Member
6 years ago

Now everything is usable to get some likes on Facebook. Even your newborns...

AlanAurmont
Community Member
6 years ago

Mom also should celebrate baby's first poop by spelling "love" with poop. That would be so cute. Awwww.

MandyDelaforce(PCGirl)
Community Member
6 years ago

Nope. Not cute - just ridiculous. New mothers are unfortunately affected by the huge amount of hormones, so its not her fault.

auśrora
Community Member
6 years ago

Thank you for so beautiful post Julia! If it was a photo of heart or kidney everybody would be ok with it, but it is PLACENTA omg!?! Some people have twisted perception and it is sad that some people don't see story behind the photo and that is delayed cord clamping - so much better for baby's health , and yes that is worth of sharing and seeing

MaryTonningsen
Community Member
6 years ago

I love it - beautiful baby, beautiful concept! I like the story behind it, too. These kinds of posts always touch my heart. So call me a sap. :)

LindaLövgren
Community Member
6 years ago

Me to!

Load More Replies...
helen
Community Member
6 years ago

Thanks for posting this. It fulfills people's natural curiosity. I'm glad everybody can post whatever they want these days, and nothing about the human body remains a secret kept by doctors any longer. Everybody can choose to look at whatever they want to. Now I wish the baby didn't look as if it was photoshopped clean (they don't look like that right after birth), and the photo had the original colors, but still, that's your interpretation of stuff. Thanks for posting, again.

NalaSkye
Community Member
6 years ago

Actually they do my daughter did bc they clean them up after birth now they dont want the newborns to have vernex on them anywere at all i didnt even get to hold her untill she was that spotless like that baby in this picture.

Load More Replies...
BreezySally
Community Member
6 years ago

I guess this is as common as the latte in New Zealand! Glad they had a healthy baby.

DariusB.
Community Member
6 years ago

Well, I think that it's a great photo. And what she says its true.

NalaSkye
Community Member
6 years ago

Thats awesome beautiful photography

PastelUnicorn
Community Member
6 years ago

The birth of the baby is lovely, but I imagine a photo of your child and their placenta hung up on a wall is something you would later regre

LindaLövgren
Community Member
6 years ago

So beautiful!! ❤️

Tyler Drysdale
Community Member
5 years ago

i like it. it's beautiful

Andrew Smailes
Community Member
5 years ago

STOP being so prudish i think it's amazing yes they shared it with the world and why not if you don't like it then simply move on i think it's amazing and good on them.

Iris Blue
Community Member
6 years ago

This is beautiful. If you don't think it is then your just going to have to realize that this is life- so get over it.

Yesica1993
Community Member
6 years ago

The only people that need to see that are medical personnel and the parents. And if I was the mother, I wouldn't want to see it either. Nobody on the internet wants or needs to see that.

LuciaHirvi
Community Member
6 years ago

More of such wonderful images please!! And breastfeeding images as well! We have to normalize these things that are so natural and beautiful!

Kell
Community Member
6 years ago

Still less weird than placenta encapsulation

JoeSauer
Community Member
6 years ago

All of you complaining about realize you didn't have click on it. I'm thinking that you all did just to post your bitching. Don't like it bypass it. It's a pretty easy concept, or do you feel like your bitching is necessary?

Tarun
Community Member
6 years ago

Meh you could even see it without clicking

Load More Replies...
Kira
Community Member
6 years ago

I mean, the idea might have sounded cute and..... Interesting but then the execution wasn't really the best. Sorry

AndyThornhill
Community Member
6 years ago

I agree.

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MassimilianoRoma
Community Member
6 years ago

gross.

Sodom
Community Member
3 years ago

Sorry but thats way too private. Get a hold of yourself.

Darth Vader
Community Member
5 years ago

Humans are disgusting.

Sarah Ngakaari Hammond
Community Member
5 years ago

*laughs at all the offended Americans* Some day I hope pathetic western thinking is phased out.

Lou Wow
Community Member
5 years ago

There's nothing disgusting about a parasitic attachment.

iblowsheep
Community Member
6 years ago

not everything with a baby is beautiful or precious. Some things related to childbirth are just gross. why didn't she include a photo of the mucus plug or the meconium as well. Not everyone's personal opinion needs to be made into a campaign of awareness for f*ing everything.

LibertinaGrimm
Community Member
6 years ago

Tortora tree? You might want to look up the spelling before posting an article.

prestoli
Community Member
6 years ago

Could the photographer's headshot be any larger? Yeesh, is it a story or an ad?

Kirsten Lee
Community Member
5 years ago

i dont mean to be rude i mean i love the pictures but maybe you could have warned us a little before putting it out there again im sorry but uhh ya im sorry

Deanna Banana
Community Member
3 years ago

Tad late, but it literally says what’s going to happen in the title. Try reading.

Load More Replies...
Jane Gray
Community Member
5 years ago

That's proper nasty.

iblowsheep
Community Member
6 years ago

okay. not everything with a baby in it is beautiful or precious. some shit about childbirth is puke inducing. This is horrid!

Nicky Speakman
Community Member
6 years ago

I think it's gross,why anyone needs to see that I don't know.i never even saw my own babies placenta, I don't feel I missed anything.yuck.

ValerieLessard
Community Member
6 years ago

ew. yes, i'm grossed out. please people you don't have to share EVERYTHING.

Sarcasticow
Community Member
6 years ago

Gross

szatan667
Community Member
6 years ago

DISGUSTING!

ColinDeCecco
Community Member
6 years ago

There is a reason you clamp and cut the umbilical cord before the placenta is delivered. Its for babys safety. Is a cute pic worth it?

LindaLövgren
Community Member
6 years ago

Hahaha for babys safety, are you kidding with me?

Load More Replies...
BlastedStone
Community Member
6 years ago

Ok, I understand babies should be celebrated, but could they do it in not such a disgusting way? I mean, sharing a picture of your newborn is great. But sharing a picture of the placenta, too? Nobody wants to see that. I gagged at this. I mean, I don't think someone is going to go to the doctor and get his gull bladder removed then snap a pic of it then share it. That's gross and unnecessary. Same with this. Not everything should be shared with others, similar to this. That's a good way to loose a couple friends. We know how a baby eats inside the womb and we DON'T need to see it.

SabrinaContino
Community Member
6 years ago

disgusting

MatthewHorne
Community Member
6 years ago

Schmaltzy and gross at the same time. That's impressive internetness there.

Tarun
Community Member
6 years ago

That's just gross I am gonna puke

SaraJane
Community Member
6 years ago

Well at least she didn't eat it ! I believe they do in some cultures

szatan667
Community Member
6 years ago

You don'y know that lol

Load More Replies...
KatLines
Community Member
6 years ago

Gross what next the inside of a hairy buthole

KateFavor
Community Member
6 years ago

That's gross

Martin
Community Member
6 years ago

e y e r o l l

samanthaiza
Community Member
6 years ago

it looks a bit edit

ColinDeCecco
Community Member
6 years ago

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Stupid

MayaAladdin
Community Member
6 years ago

This comment is hidden. Click here to view.

No!

ClaudiaRamalheiro
Community Member
6 years ago

This comment is hidden. Click here to view.

The picture is beautiful, but.. that thing is just gross. Even good photography can't make it ok

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