Category Archives: Birth Positions

Journey to birth Coco Milou – an epic masterpiece … stunning!

This is absolutely gorgeous … thank you to Jane McCrae Photography for her beautiful fusion of photos & video to create something so magical … some gorgeous honouring elements … be prepared to cry … and the baby was born in the caul … how auspicious …

Link    http://www.janemccraephotography.com/birth-photography/journey-to-birth-coco-milou-our-epic-masterpiece/

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Waiting to Exhale …

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3209737/

This is just gorgeous …

From the webpage:  

As I photographed the moment Riley was born, I realized I was capturing something I’d never seen before. What I witnessed would forever change the way I view birth. After Neil and Valeriana caught the baby, Valeriana did not hand the baby directly to Laura. Instead, she passed the baby through Laura’s legs and laid the baby on soft pads covering the floor below her. As Valeriana guided the baby onto the pads, Laura’s eyes were still closed and her head lowered as her whole body seemed to sigh from the effort she’d just made to birth her baby. For an impossibly long breath, she paused and hung her head even lower in a gesture that spoke to a deep exhaustion.

Neil came up close behind Laura. She opened her eyes and quietly sat back on her heels. Together they knelt above their baby, studying their child below. Time passed slowly. They stared down at their daughter, mesmerized, taking in this new being. Laura turned toward Neil and kissed him. She then reached out to touch her newly born child. She felt her baby’s hands and then slowly touched her baby’s legs and arms. She stroked her baby’s sides and then wrapped her hands around her child’s body. Carefully, but with a clear confidence and readiness, she brought her daughter up to her chest, embracing her for the first time. As I observed Laura, I thought that each move seemed to have its own kind of integrity: She took a moment to pause and catch her breath after the momentous effort she had just made to birth her baby; she then studied her daughter visually and reached out for that exquisite first touch. Finally, she gathered her daughter in. Within the space of these impossibly slow, sweet moments that added up to barely a minute or two, Laura and Neil arrived on the other side of birth in what appeared to me to be a very special way; they arrived, in their own time, as parents. They claimed their child.

Please click the link for more … it’s just stunning … enjoy Cx

Birthing your way …

I have shared this on the closed community page ages ago but think it is so powerful … Enjoy Cx
Here’s your powerful image for the day! This is a friend of mine who had her VBAC baby yesterday evening after 40 hours of labor, a hospital transfer, and 3+ hours of pushing with a posterior baby.

Take a look. Now THIS IS A DOCTOR! This is only the second time ever I have seen an OB on the floor. He had a great respect for her body, her midwives, and the fact that she was a home birth transfer. He explained everything he was doing with the birth, repairs afterwards, etc. to my friend and her midwives. This doctor ROCKS!! His name is Dr. Jeffery Kerr-Layton at Exempla Good Samaritan Hospital in Lafayette, CO. If you see him, hug him for me 

Shared with permission, photo courtesy of Aperture Grrl photography.

To see the rest of the set go to https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.630487673644580.1073741829.628134063879941&type=1

 — withBarbara Harper and 12 others.

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Optimal birthing positions

Optimal position for birthing is upright and open or on all fours. Try not to lay on your back because it narrows the birth path and your body can’t birth as effectively. When you lay on your back you also have all the weight of your uterus, baby and placenta weighing down on your main artery causing your heart to work overtime and you’ll get tired fast.