I was so honoured to support this family through this birth. This couple was well read on all their birth options. They had a home birth with their first child and since there were some complications, they opted on birthing this baby in the hospital. She arrived in active labour and things went as smooth as possible. It was the middle of the night. The maternity ward was quiet. She put her music on and had the most supportive partner to walk through labour with her. Just over an hour after she arrived, she had her healthy baby boy in her arms. This birth was an absolute gift.
This beautiful mama has delivered hundreds of babies and it was finally her turn to bring life into this world. We were all cheering her on. She had a very difficult labour through the night at home and when she started involuntarily pushing at 3cm, she knew she had to transfer into the hospital. Through much hard work and determination, she birth her little girl safely into her arms. Welcome here Amity.
Amity's Birth Story...
I love when a family documents their baby's entire journey into the world from pregnancy through to newborn photos. I was so excited to photograph this Vancouver home birth, and when it came time for this mama to have her baby, her early labour lasted over 24 hours so she didn't want to call her birth team too early for fear that her labour would keep on slow and steady. When things decided to pick up, they kicked into high gear and both the midwives and myself missed her birth. This mom has an amazing birth story of delivering her baby girl unassisted on her kitchen floor and her birth video is still a must watch!
This mama has helped so many women through their pregnancies and postpartum, and now it's her turn to travel the journey of motherhood. I can hardly wait for this little babe to arrive… let's hope sooner rather than later.
I photographed this little guy when he was still just a baby bump. It was so lovely meeting him in his lovely nursery. Mama spent a lot of time nesting in this room.
There was so much love put into your room. Enjoy sleeping in this cozy little cabin.
I met Nancy only a couple weeks before her due date. I photographed her gorgeous maternity photos at Jericho Beach in Vancouver. Then we enjoyed a Starbucks together and discussed her birth plans. They didn't include 2 days of induction or a c-section, but I always say the only thing you can predict about birth is "the unpredictable."
Her birth story may not have gone as planned but she rolled with the punches and bravely listened to her baby and body the entire time. Her partner and her worked together seamlessly. She was well supported and made it to 9.5 cm before meeting her baby boy via caesarean. I had the good fortune of being invited into the OR to capture the c-section. Here is Hunter's birth story...
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