Category Archives: hospital births
This was an especially special birth story to photograph because Dad was deployed overseas and only able to witness the birth of his 2nd daughter on skype.
This family planned a birth center birth, but unfortunately after spending many long hours laboring at the birth center had to transport to the local hospital for help. Natalie Jane was finally born by cesarean the next day.
“Let me keep my mind on what matters, which is my work, which is mostly standing still and learning to be astonished.” Mary Oliver
This was my 1st birth back from my summer break and I am so, so, so glad that this family decided to hire me at the last minute! I LOVED and will cherish this entire experience! There were so many things that touched me during this labor and birth ~ the fact that they were wanting a VBAC; knowing that their 2 year old daughter, Naomi, was playing in other parts of the house while mom labored toward this goal; how dad seemed to want this birth experience just as much as his wife did; watching Naomi stand in the front yard and wave goodbye as we all drove away towards the hospital; the look on dads face when he was holding his wife as she began pushing; the excitement of hearing the OB ask dad if he wanted to help catch his baby; baby being born, dad announcing that their little surprise baby was a boy, being asked if he had a name by the hospital staff and mom exclaiming “His name is David!”…. These moments I will never forget.
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