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First Time Mom Delivers in Birth Tub

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Welcome to the world baby girl. I loved this family from the moment I met them. They are very spiritual and have created a wonderful life. It’s always so special to see first time moms deliver at home. This Mom wanted to birth in the tub and that’s exactly what she did. Her husband was so supportive. He was with her every step of the way. 

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It wasn’t long after the birth team arrived when she started to feel the urge to push. She worked with her body and moved her baby down. She worked so hard and we finally saw the head. Baby girl was delivered into the hands of Mom and Dad. 

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She is so beautiful and happy to be with Mama. 

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This little pumpkin is so lucky to have such a wonderful family. She was born with her parents and grandparents surrounding her. 

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Happy midwife, happy baby! Congratulations to this family and thank you for choosing me to be your midwife. 

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Photos by: Alejandra DeMaio

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Welcome Baby #3

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Welcome to the world baby girl! It was so wonderful to meet this lovely family and get to know them. This Mom had 2 previous hospital births. Although they were great experiences, she decided on a home birth for this baby. Both big sisters were always eager to help and I think they could hardly contain their excitement on the big day!  

Mom labored so wonderfully at home. She was a natural at birthing her baby. Her husband really supported her in labor. His absolute love for all his girls was amazing to witness. 

 wonderful birth team 

wonderful birth team 

Once labor kicked in, mama listened to what her body needed. She instinctually moved into the perfect birthing position and moments later, the baby was born. 

 happy mama

happy mama

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It was so special to have the whole family present for this birth. Even Grandma made it in time after driving through multiple states. 

 3 generations all together 

3 generations all together 

Thank you for sharing your birth space with us. You are loved baby girl! Welcome to the world. 

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3rd Boy Born at Home

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Welcome to the world baby boy. Your big brothers are so happy you are here.

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Mom did so great in labor. This was her second homebirth. When I arrived at her home, we realized baby was not in the best position to move down and be born.  After some positions, Mom started having some really good contractions and baby moved down. Shortly after, he was born with just a few pushes. 

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Mom and baby are healthy and happy. It was so wonderful to be a part of this birth!

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First Time Mom Delivers at Home

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First Time Mom Delivers at Home

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Congratulations to this family. This beautiful baby girl was surrounded by love through her birth.

Her mom and dad have an incredible faith and the way they worked together to bring this baby girl into the world was amazing. I am grateful to have witnessed this Mom in labor. 

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When I arrived at the birth, she was 7cm and so calm. She felt so comfortable on the ball and in the water. Once it was time to push, it took a bit for her to find her position. Once she did, her body’s strength took over, she became determined and she pushed her baby out rather quickly. 

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Welcome to the world baby girl

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Last Baby of 2017!

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Welcome baby boy! I loved working with this family. They are so peaceful and full of love. Mama was very excited to be in labor and finally meet her son. He had excellent timing and came out between Christmas and New Years.  

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It wasn’t long after the birth team arrived that mama wanted to get in the tub! Things were getting serious and we knew the baby was making his way down. Mama had a short push and welcomed her baby in the water. 

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He is wonderfully perfect and so loved.   

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His big brothers were so surprised when they woke up. They slept through the whole birth. They were so happy to have their baby brother here.  Welcome to the world baby boy. Congratulations to this family.  

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Water Broke at Prenatal Visit

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Welcome to the world baby boy!  This birth was so fun! I was walking up to the house for our regular prenatal visit and mama tells me her water just broke while she was doing her squats! She read that Ina May Gaskin advises when you can do 300 squats, baby is ready to come. She was on her way to 300 that day.

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We were all very excited and couldn’t wait to meet this little guy. Shortly after, her contractions began. She did so well in her labor and pushed her baby out on the birth stool. Dad was so supportive the whole time. Congratulations to the new parents. It was such a pleasure to work with you through your pregnancy and birth. I always enjoyed our visits and I’m so happy you had your dream birth!

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Photographer Captures Beautiful Birth

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Photographer Captures Beautiful Birth

Everyone was expecting a quick labor based on the births of the other three children. That’s exactly what happened. This birth could be described in 2 words: lovingly joyful. It’s not surprising as every visit with Mom was always so nice. I knew her birth would be a fun one and it was an honor to be present in this birth space  

I got the first call while my son and I were at the movies! This baby waited for the movie to finish before he was ready for the midwife.  

 Checking on baby’s heartbeat  

Checking on baby’s heartbeat  

When I arrived, Mom was smiling and excited to meet her baby. The birth photographer was snapping pictures as the kids helped me get my supplies ready. They always loved to help! 

 Big brother helps midwife prepare for baby brother

Big brother helps midwife prepare for baby brother

Soon after I arrived, things got serious and Mom got down to business.  She worked her way through some contractions on the birth stool before getting into the water while her husband offered supportive words. 

 The birth stool helps bring baby down  

The birth stool helps bring baby down  

Once Mom got in the water, things moved quickly. Her husband and children were there through the whole thing. It was so wonderful to see how loved and supported she was.  She is radiant in her birth tub. 

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Before long, baby boy was ready to meet his family. 

 Big brother and Daddy waiting for baby  

Big brother and Daddy waiting for baby  

Mom gently pushed one more time while squatting and he was born into her hands. We were watching in fascination at how calm and controlled Mom was during her labor. 

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The look of love and pure joy. Homebirth is really special and this picture perfectly captures that wonderment. 

 Welcome Baby

Welcome Baby

Not long after the birth, we got mom into bed and weighed the baby. Mom was so happy to be in her bed at home while grandma cooked some food for her.  

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Congratulations to this family. Thanks you for sharing your birth journey through these wonderful photos. 

 Post birth cuddles

Post birth cuddles

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Thank you to the birth photographer Lady Rose Photography. Website:  http://www.ladyrosephotography.com/

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Quick Homebirth for this Mom

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Welcome to the world, little angel. Congratulations to this family! This mom had her 3rd baby at home and she experienced a wonderful birth.  After two hospital births, this mom was able to experience the relaxing environment of delivering at home in her own bed. 

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She was so patient and waited for labor to begin. Everything went so smooth, she doubted she was even in labor!  I'm so happy I was able to make it to the house in time. This little girl was born in a hurry.  She was welcomed into the world with plenty of family and love surrounding her. Her two big brothers are especially excited! 

Congratulations!!

  Big brother is so happy!  

 Big brother is so happy!  

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First time Mom Delivers at Home

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Welcome baby boy! This mom had such a wonderful pregnancy and delivery. She was so focused and calm during her labor and ended up having a quick labor! It was a pleasure to work with this family. They loved researching and reading. This little guy is so lucky to have such wonderful parents. Congratulations to the family!  

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4th of July Baby

Welcome to the world baby girl! This cutie pie is so lucky because she will have fireworks on her birthday every year.  

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Once labor kicked in for this mom, she had a quick water birth. I always loved visiting with this family! Mom is so well educated and had attended many births as a doula. She was so awesome at preparing for labor and took such wonderful care of her body, mind and spirit through her pregnancy. During labor she was so calm and focused. I was amazed to find she was in transition when the birth team arrived. It was such an honor to be a part of this birth. Dad was able to catch the baby and the birth photographer captured every moment. Congratulations to the new parents!!

 

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