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Baby Touching Doctor's Hand During C-Section Gone Viral

10:25 PM, Jan 3, 2013   |    comments
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Baby touches doctor's hand during C-Section, KTVK

Phoenix, AZ-- A couple welcomed their new born into the world via c-section. But a picture taken during the child's birth has touched the world.

The Arizona couple took a picture of their baby reaching out of her mother's womb to hold the finger of the doctor performing a C-section. That picture has now gone viral.

The little baby's name is Nevaeh, which is Heaven spelled backward. Even the hospital staff told her parents there's something almost spiritual about the picture of Nevaeh holding the doctor's finger before technically being born.

The couple shared their story with Phoenix station, KTVK: "It was such an amazing photo. [Hospital staff] had possibly heard of it happening but they had never seen a photo of it," said Alicia Atkins, Nevaeh's mother.

Few lives will be as well documented as little Nevaeh's. Her mother is a professional photographer who owns A Classic Pin-Up in Glendale. However, it was her dad, Randy, who snapped the picture.

"The doctor called me over and said, 'Hey, she's grabbing my finger.' So I ran over there and just grabbed the shot and I was just in awe looking at it. It was such an amazing picture," said Randy Atkins, adding that he was nervous about missing the precious and fleeting moment as he hurried to snap a picture.

The picture has gotten more than 10,000 views and 1,000 likes on Facebook. Alicia has even gotten a few offers to buy the photo.

Surprisingly though, the couple was never originally going to show the photo to anyone outside their family and friends.

"We didn't think we were going to get such positive feedback. We thought we would get more negative 'that's disgusting...'" Alicia said. "[Instead] everybody just thought it was the best thing in the world."

Nevaeh was born in October and has two older siblings, both of whom are enjoying the family's new-found popularity.

CNN/KTVK

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