A photographer has shared an image of a baby's umbilical cord spelling 'love', to showcase the story of a Maori tradition.
The beautiful black and white photo, taken by photographer Emma Jean Nolan from Brisbane, shows newborn baby Harper lying next his attached placenta. Captioning the image with 'Welcome earthside sweet little Harper', she shares her knowledge of 'whenua' - the tradition of burying the placenta after birth.
The photo has been shared more than 800 times, and has received thousands of likes. Harper's photo has also been published in Daily Mail, The Mirror, Mashable and Pop Sugar.
"I encourage women to share their stories of motherhood to break down barriers and unite," Emma said.