Babies are gift and a blessing to the family. They are generally, a wonderful evidence of life that grows inside the woman’s body for nine months. Some are born at completely 40 weeks while others are born not more than 35 weeks. Babies who are prematurely born are more likely to be facing more difficulties and battles to live than those who are born normal. They are placed inside a machine that helps them to develop maturely. Many tubes are inserted inside their bodies to aid in their growth and normal intake of nutrients for their daily needs. They seem to be week when you look at them but deep inside, them they are little fighters who will never give up and quit.
Quebec-based photographer Red Methot had this perspective over preterm babies so he showed it in his Les Premas photo series,which means “The Premature Babies” where he features children and and adults of different ages holding the photos of their first day on earth. Every single one of them was prematurely born by either a few months or few weeks.
These breathtaking before and after photos of premature babies serve as an inspiration to all to persevere in this life even in the midst of darkest challenges and pressures that will arise. We can never define the strength of a person by how they look in the outside, instead, look at the courage and bravery they have, to press on and move ahead just like these adults and kids who fought for the life they truly deserve.
Tamica, born at 32 weeks (and 26 weeks pregnant at the time of the photo)
Alice, born at 27 weeks
Theo, born at 25 weeks
Emile, born at 26 weeks
Felix, born at 23 weeks, and his brother Alexis, born at almost 33 weeks
Lexiani, born at 25 weeks
Margot, born at 29 weeks
Noah and Nathan, born at 32 weeks
Thomas, born at 23 weeks
Noah, born at 32 weeks. His twin sister Victoria, left in the framed picture, died after living 1 month
Julie, born at 7 months of pregnancy, and her son Kevin, born at 34 weeks
Zachary, born at 27 weeks
Eva, born at 29 weeks
Charles, born at 26 weeks
Felix, born at 24 weeks