“Imagine what might happen if women emerged from their labor beds with a renewed sense of the strength and power of their bodies, and of their capacity for ecstasy through giving birth” — Dr. Christiane Northrup
I’m not sure I fully explained in my birth story how good it felt to be at home, cared for by my midwife and my husband and my doula.
Natural, safe, private.
All of my wishes considered, all of my needs met.
Birthing at home is not for everyone, but it was a beautiful choice for me.
I won’t try to explain why because these photographs, taken by Jessica May Photography in the first moments after Skyla’s birth, provide a window into this tender morning, better than I can describe in words.
Aside from the few posed photos, I had no awareness that Jessica was there with her camera. I was operating in another dimension, completely wrapped up in my new baby.
I suppose I am still here. Life will never be the same. It just keeps getting better.