I have had two babies of my own, so for the most part I know what birthing mothers are going through. But when I document a birth and I watch these women bring life in to the world, I am still always in awe at how instinctual women become and so incredibly amazed at the strength of women. There really is nothing in this world like watching life begin.
This mama had been practicing hypnobirthing techniques, so I watched her just riding the waves as they came. One contraction at a time. Staying calm even when her birth plan changed. You see, when you go a ways past your estimated due date, you run a higher risk of getting meconium in the womb. If that happens, It's usually fine, but advised that you head to the hospital just for precaution. She made the transition and stayed focused and stayed calm and after many hours of breathing, baby Juniper entered the world. She's so bright eyed and beautiful and very interested in her new world already! Scroll down to see some of my favourite images and at the bottom of this post you can watch the whole birth story, which as always, will probably make your cry.
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