A Home Birth in Pictures

“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.

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  1. I love the transparency in these images, and how they somehow captured the energy and joy of the moment. I can almost feel it though the pictures. What a treasure. You are so blessed!


  2. These are beautiful pictures. They definitely captured the moment. Thanks for sharing. Never experienced pregnancy or giving birth, so I may have to talk to you when I get to that stage ; )


  3. Just wow! What an amazing experience! I love the pictures with your whole family too! I remember when my first born met his little sister for the first time–he was not quite 2, and he was just in love with her from the get-go! Each time your family grows, the experience of all the love growing along with it is beyond words! Thank you for sharing these private moments with us.


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