Why this mom's pre-labor picture with her firstborn is going viral
A picture of a pregnant mom cradling her firstborn before going into labor is now going viral.
Newborn photographer Laura Paulescu captured the emotional moment between the mother and her child.
The toddler's arms are clinging to her mother's neck, and she rests on her mother's bump.
The intricate photo, taken as the mother is going into labor, depicts the two saying goodbye to each other, their last moment alone together.
It has resonated with mothers around the world. Although their second child is a blessing, it is hard to predict how their relationship will change.
You can see more of newborn photographer Laura Palescu's photos here.
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