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Category Archives: Birth

Meet Selah Joy, born at home in water, November 15th, 2013 at 9:22am. I had the pleasure of supporting the “C” family as the birth doula. It was a fast, joyful birth filled with prayer and laughter. Around 2 hours after Selah was born, I drew a soothing post partum newborn herbal bath, from Euphoric […]

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I love returning to my client’s homes for lifestyle family & new baby sessions. This newborn herbal bath was very unique in that it was just for baby in her Tummy Tub. Mom opted out of joining Tess for the post partum healing herbal bath, and decided to include the whole family for “baby’s first […]

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Congratulations “P Family!” On September 7th, 2012 they welcomed their third child into the world…a surprise BOY after two girls! This was a very special birth for me – it my last in 2012 before my maternity leave – AND it was super awesome đŸ™‚ This family practices the Bradley Method of Natural Childbirth, and […]

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This beautiful couple, the “M Family” had their first baby and I was blessed to attend and capture the birth. They kept the sex of the baby a surprise – I love that! – and little Nash kept his parents on their toes the last few weeks. At 39 weeks he TURNED from vertex to […]

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On May 12, 2012, my friend and fellow Bradley Method instructor, Rachel, had her second baby at home in water. An hour after I arrived, Levi Harris arrived at 8:49pm, weighing 8pounds 7ounces. It was a beautiful birth attended by one of San Diego’s finest home birth midwives, Michelle Freund. Big sister Galilee was very […]

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It’s that time again. Time to reflect on our work from last year and plan for the new year. I am a part of a lovely network of birth photographers at BirthPhotographers.com and we are having a contest. We all got to submit our favorite birth image from 2011. My submission was based on emotion. […]

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When you hire a midwife your prenatal appointments are long and thorough. On the average they last 30 to 60 minutes, as compared to the average OB prenatal that lasts 6 minutes.  At the end of your pregnancy the midwives and the assistant make a home visit. Everyone who will attend the birth is invited. Children, […]

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Remember the adorable “E” Family? Their new bundle of joy has arrived. Surprise, another precious baby girl! This mama was spectacular. She trusted her instincts and had the most amazing home birth surrounded by people who love and support her. I was the doula and birth photographer {lucky me!}. I got the call at 8:20pm […]

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I am so grateful for midwives and home birth. It is safe and the best option for most healthy mothers who chose to birth naturally. However, I am also grateful for medical intervention in that a small percentage of the time it is medically necessary. This birth was a planned home birth and medically necessary […]

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