I met this lovely mama mid pregnancy over coffee one Saturday morning. She was expecting her 3rd baby blessing and was interested in having me document her first home birth experience. We literally talked for 2 hours about birth, kids, family, work, life, church… It was a bit of girl or mama time, that I think we both needed.
Debbie is a certified hypnobirth instructor and don’t worry if you’re not in the area because she offers classes virtually as well. Her business page Harmonious Childbirth is where you’ll find out all the things about her hypnobirthing course and offerings. I highly suggest you check that out because she’s going to be starting her next series of classes next month.
I always come to the team meeting and prenatal for my home birth mamas. It is typically around 36 weeks and the dad, mom, midwife, doula and anyone else who plans on being present at the birth should be there. That includes me, the birth photographer (and now certified labor doula!).
I met the lovely Celest who is the midwife at Ivy Midwifery Services. It is always fun to watch the hands of a midwife. They learn so much just by touch and the time and care they pour into each of their expecting mamas is just beautiful.
I never took a hypnobirthing course (I will be soon) but I have learned so much from the mamas that have invited me into their birthing space, into their sacred space. Debbie labored beautifully. I could see her body relax as she was breathing intentionally and calmly through each wave/contraction.
I also got to work with La Kiesha who was Debbie’s doula. Her business is Agape Birth & Wellness She did the counter pressure, helped get mama into different positions, brought a fan and some peppermint essential oil for the times of queasiness. So much support and love.
Here’s a fun video dad took and Debbie edited and shared on Instagram her thoughts on What she got out of Home Birth.
This is the proud dad with the second midwife and student midwife behind him. I just love all the joy you can feel in this image!
This right here… Look at all the care that is being poured out onto this mama that just birth a beautiful soul! Mom’s being taken care of while baby is being checked on and she didn’t have to go anywhere to do this. Love it!
Proud dad and excited big sister and interested brother. Aren’t they so sweet!?
I would say, Debbie was glowing after birth but I think she was just radiant while she was laboring too.
You can watch their birth story film, I’m putting it right here for you. 🙂
If you’re expecting this year please feel free to Get in Touch or send me an email, firstname.lastname@example.org
Don’t miss out on documenting this beautiful soul’s birth story and the amazing journey and strength of you mama.
We were created for this and truly blessed to be able to experience the awe inspiring moment of child birth.
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