DURHAM, North Carolina (WTVD) — A Duke nurse is helping expecting mothers find some peace during one of the scariest moments in their lives. Kayla McMillan takes maternity pictures for moms who are spending weeks in the hospital during a risky pregnancy, to help them feel like they’re not missing out on the joy of waiting for baby.

The sound of Hollie Hawks’s baby crying is music to her ears.

“As soon as he was born he could die,” Hawks said crying, describing the possibilities her doctors outlined for her unborn son. “He could have no lung function.”

Her water broke at 16 weeks and she spent months waiting – unsure if she would ever meet her first child.


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