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It's the powerful birthing photo that empowers women everywhere.
In the grips of labour, contractions surging through her body, a young mother sits on the hospital bed.
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Her two-year-old daughter was brought in to visit, and without hesitation, the mother pulled her in to nurse between contractions.
The tender moment was captured by birthing photographer Maegan Dougherty one week ago, who described the scene to Daily Mail.
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'Grandma brought big sister to the hospital to spend time with her mum while she was labouring,' Ms Dougherty, who works in New Jersey and New York, said.
'The mum knew her daughter would want to nurse, and she also knew that that may help the labour process.
'Her daughter asked to nurse as soon as she got there, and she said yes.'
Two hours later the mother, who is a wedding photographer...
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