Sometimes you feel like you're dreaming. The strength and power that these women's bodies and minds endure is untellable. The paramount force in a labouring woman is unlike anything you've ever seen before. The courage and vulnerability of a cesarean birthing woman hits you in a place you never realized was there. Those first moments of the surreal, the birth high, the hormonal cocktails, the connections, the first latch, the cries and the laughter. Her fears and joys all bundled up in to one experience. And the partners, oh the partners! I feel so lucky to get to catch some of these moments on my phone or camera.. and of course I keep some of these moments just for my heart too.
Below is a collection of only *some* of my favourite photos that I have snapped. I didn't need to load the blog with 100+ pictures now did I?!
Thank you to my clients for allowing me to share these moments of their incredible & uniquely wonderful birth stories. I feel like these pictures deserve to be seen, acknowledged, embraced, and celebrated!