A Birth At Sulaiman Habib Hospital | Dubai Birth Photography

I love the opportunity of covering elective c-sections. It's not every day that you get permission to be welcomed into the operating theatre. When I first started my business as a dubai birth photographer, my very first birth was an elective c-section with twins. It fueled my love and passion for birth and birthing mothers like nothing other. To be honest, it was a healing process for me, because you see, I, too, am a c-section momma, except that I didn't exactly elect my c-section. So, the opportunity to stand behind my lens, and look at just how much beauty was unfolding in front of my eyes, and the overflow of emotions associated with that, mended my heart bit by bit. 

This birth was no different. Yasmeen gave birth at Sulaiman Habib Hospital - home to some of the kindest midwives and hospital staff I have ever encountered in the city. Thank you Dr. George Michailidis for allowing me to join you on this, and thank you to the wonderful hospital staff as well.

Yasmeen, it was an honor and privilege to be with you on this big day, and I can't wait to work with you again in the future!

The Birth of Noor | Dubai Birth Photographer

It was UAE Flag weekend, I got a call from Fatima late on November 1 telling me that she has gone into labor. I remember tossing and turning all night thinking of Fatima and praying for things to go well, anxiously waiting for her to let me know active labor has begun. Finally, at 6am, Fatima started showing signs of active labor and I rushed to City Hospital to meet her. 

I don't know what it is about birth, but I find birthing mothers to be incredibly beautiful. Is it the hormones? is it the strength? is it the vulnerability? I'm not quite sure. But I've never seen a laboring mom that did not look beautiful. Maybe it's just me that feels this way, so don't worry if you don't agree :)

Fatima labored beautifully, and she welcomed a little princess, Noor, in all her glory, and true bearer of the meaning of her name (Light.) Noor brought happiness and sunshine into the room the minute we all heard her first cries.

Congratulations Fatima and Abdelaziz <3