She must have been very eager to meet her parents!
Amy Beth Cavaretta was en route to a Boca Raton, Florida hospital for the birth of her second child, but ‘Sienna’ just couldn’t wait very long.
The amazing photos that show Cavaretta using a wheelchair to steady herself outside the hospital as she gave birth were captured by photographer Emily Robinson who shared the story on her personal blog.
Amy Beth Cavaretta uses a wheelchair to steady herself as she literally gives birth on a sidewalk outside a Boca Raton hospital
According to photographer Emily Robinson, it was ‘no more than a minute’ between this photo and when Sienna was delivered
Knowing that Cavaretta had previously delivered a child in a relative short amount of time, Robinson felt she would be an ideal candidate for a birth shoot and opted to travel with the couple from their home to the hospital.
But before Cavaretta and her husband Joe, both photojournalists with the South Florida Sun Sentinel, could actually enter the hosptial the time had come.
Their midwife Laurie Ross-Berke was conveniently outside the hospital to meet the expectant parents when Cavaretta realized ‘the baby is coming out.’
Joe located a wheelchair for his wife to use as a prop as the baby was delivered on the sidewalk into Ross-Berkle’s hands.
One photo that Robinson took shows the emotion over Joe’s face in the moments after his daughter’s birth.
The photographer, who is also a mother, recognized that this particular set of photos is unique.
On her blog she wrote, ‘It was the first time I ever saw a mother be wheeled INTO the hospital holding her new baby.’
According to Robinson it was ‘no more than a minute’ between Cavaretta holding onto a wall and then birthing her daughter, which she and Joe named Sienna.
Cavaretta’s husband Joe is overjoyed at the birth of his second daughter
The wheelchair Joe grabbed for Amy Beth came in handy as she was wheeled into the hospital with new-born Sienna