Homebirth. There really isn’t much like it in this world. I have had the privilege to witness and photograph 2 homebirths and each time I was left in utter awe.
Jessica and Larry welcomed their 3rd child and 1st boy to their family at home on January 8th, 2017. When Jessica and I met for our consult she had explained that she had two hospital births but this time things were going to be different. She knew her body could handle birth naturally, as she had birthed both of her daughters without medication.
For days leading up to the birth she thought James would make his appearance at any moment. We kept in constant contact. Luckily I was also a patient with her midwife when I had my daughter and I had a great relationship with her as well. On January 8th when I stepped into Jessica’s beautiful home and started unpacking my gear and setting up, I listened to her through her contractions. Things started picking up very quickly. Her husband Larry was the most amazing birth partner I had ever seen. He was there at every moment holding her belly and whispering affirmations in her ear. I was in awe of their love and connection.
At 4:15pm James was welcomed Earthside at 8lbs and 20.5 inches of love. Jessica was such a rockstar! Larry was proudly boasting about his wife and how amazing she was. Big sisters joined soon after the birth to meet their baby brother, along with grandpa and grandma. It was a sweet and beautiful moment. It’s moments like those that I live for.
Birth is so amazing.