birth :: theodore brian
Amongst the many details of intentional and informed home birth that I LOVE in these images…
The chalkboard sign that reads “There’s no place like home.”
The presence of the bigger siblings and the grandparents.
The mama (Angel)’s hands open between contractions and curving slightly closed during them.
The way Angel spoke so lovingly to her baby throughout her labor (not pictured, since photos cannot hold sound, sadly).
The midwife doing the so-called vag-watch. Haha. (It’s purposeful, not weird, I promise).
The amazing (thick! curly!) umbilical cord.
The perfectly clean, white ambiotic sac membranes that emerged before the placenta.
The placenta, born but still attached to the baby, and floating in a bowl in the birth pool.
The newborn exam done on the end of the bed, and especially the fish scale weigh-in (big baby!)
The postpartum disposable panties and soft robe.
The tray of fresh nourishing food Angel’s mom brought to her in bed.
The siblings holing their baby Teddy within that first hour.
SO. MUCH. GOODNESS.
Now I’ll let the images speak for themselves.
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