There are many reasons why births don’t always go as planned. In these instances, sometimes we are left feeling like we lost something, or had something taken away from us. In addition to loss and grief, we are often left feeling disempowered.
You know you are meant for your job as a Birth/Maternity Photographer when everywhere you go, you see babies and pregnant woman in different scenarios. Sometimes, I will be walking by a shop and see a window display that I absolutely must do a newborn photoshoot with
In all my years as a Doula, I have never before seen a birth where the wishes of the family were wholly supported by each care provider present. From start to finish, this family was completely supported in its hands-free hospital birth.
Some people are not aware that the best part, maybe a unique part of who I am as a doula, is my ability to follow your family through all the momentous occasions. I can follow families for years through photography.
What an oxytocin inducing moment, be ready to swoon. This is a gorgeous fresh first c section birth story.
The placenta is an often-misunderstood organ. It’s built in the secret confines of your womb and is rarely given a second thought. The placenta plays a pivotal role in your baby’s gestation, acting as the baby’s lifeline and lungs throughout your pregnancy.
Often I am asked why I photograph birth, or why should someone have a birth photographer in the room? I am usually stuck for words, so I just show them.
I am writing this post because I have lived the last 7 years with survivor's guilt, afraid to tell my part of the story, afraid to allow myself to mourn, afraid to feel the feelings I have felt, and afraid to not feel guilty.
I first came into contact with your mother when she was about 25 weeks pregnant with you; she was a bit nervous about birth, but full of hope and wonder about who you were going to be. There was an instant connection between your mother and me.
Pregnancy is supposed to be a joyous time where we lavish in the “glow”. For myself and other women, this is not always the case. I hated pregnancy: I was tired, sick and sad. Unsure why I felt this way, I didn’t seek help.