Twenty hours of labor and this first time mama labored unmedicated so beautifully. Watching her pace the halls and utilize everything she could to help bring her baby down was amazing. Her husband was an incredible support person, really listening and tuning in to her needs. Offering massage and touch as needed but also backing off and holding space when needed. It was a long day for everyone but they handled it so beautifully. The emotions that flooded out of the two of them when they met their baby boy for the first time was heartwarming and brought a few tears to my own eyes. I’m so honored to have been welcomed in to their birth space to document this day for them. Welcome to the world sweet Ezra and welcome to parenthood mom and dad.
Loving the skin that you’re in, a few days after having baby, a few weeks down the road, a couple months later or even a year postpartum. It’s so important that we look at ourselves, with this tiny little human in our arms, and remember all that our body did for us. It’s important to learn to love our bodies for not only ourselves but the children we are raising, the ones that see us and hear us every day.