A Healing Homebirth Story – Birth Photography Melbourne
Documenting birth is always such an incredible privilege. But when that birth is for a dear life long friend there is just this extra bit of magic about it. I knew that Amanda’s previous three births had all had unexpected interventions and she was really hoping this time would be different. So she planned to have her baby in the comfort of her own home, surrounded by her beautiful family.
It was such an emotional experience for me, and I know it was a healing, restorative experience for her. Here’s a little run down from Amanda.
“After 3 hospital births with lots of intervention, I had my 4th baby at home a month ago, it was beautiful, everything I hoped for, my three other children were there to see.
My labour was 3 hours from first inkling, my midwife arrived in the last 5 minutes and I BIRTHED MY DAUGHTER MYSELF, no one needed to do anything (after a long & assisted pushing stage with third).
Bringing her up out of the water myself was the MOST POWERFUL MOMENT OF MY LIFE, I couldn’t believe it!”
See the moment she’s talking about in the birth film I made, just below.
Are you interested in having your birth professionally documented?
Oh gosh, those first moments. To have them over. The intensity and rawness as you work to bring forth your little one. The love in your eyes as you meet your baby for the first time. Those moments are just so powerful, and over so quickly. And unfortunately all those amazing birth hormones and emotions work to dull the memories. Leaving us mummas with memories that are vague and blurred at the edges.
Birth photography takes these moments and freezes them, so that you and your family can treasure them for years to come.
If you’d like to chat about capturing these sacred moments for your birth, I’d love to hear from you.