Fall Water Baby
I had the honor of serving this family not only as their photographer, but also as their doula. Early on a beautiful Fall morning, this mama’s labor hit her fast and strong. She labored in the bathtub with morning light pouring in and windows open to feel the Fall breeze and birds chirping.
After a pretty quick and hard labor, baby was born in the water at home surrounded by a strong mama and lots and lots of love.
We broke out the rebozo for some labor support near the end. My favorite, though, is when she grabbed dad’s face to support her through a contraction. He took it like a champ and got through it right by her side! And, then there was a sweet baby boy. This is my favorite moment at a birth. The look of accomplishment and relief in a new mother’s face. Just priceless. Grandma may have snuck in to catch baby’s arrival Finally, it was time for the new big brother to come meet his baby! This brings tears to my eyes! The midwife checked baby while everyone watched. It was such an honor to be a part of this birth team! I look forward to seeing your family grow