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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

Milli Hill

For those of you who have shared my posts from Milli – she had a beautiful, empowered, honest birth … lovely enjoy your baby moon. Cx
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Birth announcement from Milli Hill! 
Very proud to announce the birth on Wednesday morning of our beautiful baby boy.
He was born at home in water, just after 7am.
42 weeks to the day!
No drugs or interventions, not even a VE.
Helped by my most beautiful and wonderful Midwife, Tara Windmill Robson, and my gorgeous partner who gave me so much strength.
In spite of being such a public advocate of ‘positive birth’, birth was not a bowl of cherries for me! I wasn’t calm and confident the whole time, or quiet  Often I was quite overwhelmed and scared. A few times I cried, and a few times I was pretty convinced that I couldn’t do it. I just wanted to share that – and stress that positive birth and positive birthers come in all different guises.
However, in spite of tears and fears, I did it!
And NOW I feel like a goddess / warrior / wonder woman!
Love to all – back to gazing at my lovely baby now.
Milli