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Mom catches baby! | Twin Cities home birth photographer

Mama enjoys the bliss of her new baby.

Mama enjoys the bliss of her new baby.

The Birth Without Fear meet-up is coming to Minneapolis, which I’ll be capturing along with two other talented ladies I am lucky to call friends (Megan Crown Photography and Jennifer Liv Photography), we’re celebrating with a giveaway!

All three of us are giving away two Basic tickets to the Birth Without Fear meet-up, and you can enter by following along on what we’re calling Birth Week: a full week of blog posts celebrating births we’ve captured. You can gain multiple entries to the contest by heading to the blog every day this week and following the instructions at the bottom of the post to enter!

You can see their posts, and enter their contests here and here.

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In my last post, dad excitedly caught baby. In this birth, mom caught her baby all by herself.

While preparing for her third birth, this mama prepared using hypnosis. This helped her have the calm and quicker birth she had always wanted. So calm, no one realized the baby was so close to being born until mom pulled her baby up herself.

But mom knew exactly what was happening with her baby and with her body and enjoyed the joy of the moment Madeline emerged gently into her waiting hands.

The attending midwife at this birth is also the baby’s grandmother. How wonderful to share that connection!

Mom’s doula is also a chiropractor. In the film, you can see her giving the baby her first adjustments.

the birth of Madeline | peace-love-babies.com from Brooke Walsh on Vimeo.

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Dad catches baby! | Maple Grove Hospital Birth Photographer

The thrill of catching his first baby.

The thrill of catching his first baby.

The Birth Without Fear meet-up is coming to Minneapolis, which I’ll be capturing along with two other talented ladies I am lucky to call friends (Megan Crown Photography and Jennifer Liv Photography), we’re celebrating with a giveaway!

All three of us are giving away two Basic tickets to the Birth Without Fear meet-up, and you can enter by following along on what we’re calling Birth Week: a full week of blog posts celebrating births we’ve captured. You can gain multiple entries to the contest by heading to the blog every day this week and following the instructions at the bottom of the post to enter!

You can see their posts, and enter their contests here and here.

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This birth was so fun. This is mom’s fourth baby, but dad’s first and to celebrate, he decided to help catch baby himself. And wouldn’t you know, he was an old pro.

Take note of his phone conversation at the end of the video where he recounts the life-changing moment he caught baby Baer. It’s smile-worthy, for sure.

Baer | birth from Brooke Walsh on Vimeo.

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The home water birth of Ryhnn | st. cloud home birth photographer

Mama enjoying the wonder of her new baby.

Mama enjoying the wonder of her new baby.

The Birth Without Fear meet-up is coming to Minneapolis, which I’ll be capturing along with two other talented ladies I am lucky to call friends (Megan Crown Photography and Jennifer Liv Photography), we’re celebrating with a giveaway!

All three of us are giving away two Basic tickets to the Birth Without Fear meet-up, and you can enter by following along on what we’re calling Birth Week: a full week of blog posts celebrating births we’ve captured. You can gain multiple entries to the contest by heading to the blog every day this week and following the instructions at the bottom of the post to enter!

You can see their posts, and enter their contests here and here.

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There was the most beautiful gathering of family and friends at this birth. When I arrived they were chatting, mama relaxing through contractions — it was a calm, but happy birth day party. And while Ryhnn came quite a bit after her “due date,” her birth was swift and lovely.

Mama used yoga to guide herself through pregnancy and carried that with her in labor.

My favorite part of this birth is the look on mama’s face when she realizes how quickly it happened and that it was done, after all that waiting — the surprise and joy in that moment is unparalleled.

Dad’s comments, of how he “just loves that sound,” of his new baby crying are a close second, though. Be sure to watch dad in this one.

Ryhnn | birth from Brooke Walsh on Vimeo.

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Mom later said at this moment she felt her baby's head emerging and knew she'd be born shortly.

Mom later said at this moment she felt her baby’s head emerging and knew she’d be born shortly.

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Gentle c-section of rainbow baby Mack | Maple Grove Birth Photographer

The first time she heard her rainbow baby cry.

The first time she heard her rainbow baby cry.

The Birth Without Fear meet-up is coming to Minneapolis, which I’ll be capturing along with two other talented ladies I am lucky to call friends (Megan Crown Photography and Jennifer Liv Photography), we’re celebrating with a giveaway!

All three of us are giving away two Basic tickets to the Birth Without Fear meet-up, and you can enter by following along on what we’re calling Birth Week: a full week of blog posts celebrating births we’ve captured. You can gain multiple entries to the contest by heading to the blog every day this week and following the instructions at the bottom of the post to enter!

You can see their posts, and enter their contests here and here.

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This mama is so inspiring to me. I met her through Minnesota Birth Photographers, and she is a photographer herself. She became passionate about photography after her third child, Franklin, was stillborn in 2012. No one from Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep was available to photograph her little one and she became inspired to increase her skills so she could volunteer for the organization and give that gift to others.

So when she asked me to be there to photograph the birth of her rainbow baby (baby born after a loss), I was gleeful — happy this little one was on his way and so honored to be there to witnesses this amazing moment for this family.

Mack was born via a beautiful gentle c-section and was quickly placed right on his mama’s chest. And that moment, my friends, was full of uncountable blessings. <3

the birth of Mack | peace-love-babies.com from Brooke Walsh on Vimeo.

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Save the VBACs — the VBAC after t-incision of Aurora

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The Birth Without Fear meet-up is coming to Minneapolis, which I’ll be capturing along with two other talented ladies I am lucky to call friends (Megan Crown Photography and Jennifer Liv Photography), we’re celebrating with a giveaway!

All three of us are giving away two Basic tickets to the Birth Without Fear meet-up, and you can enter by following along on what we’re calling Birth Week: a full week of blog posts celebrating births we’ve captured. You can gain multiple entries to the contest by heading to the blog every day this week and following the instructions at the bottom of the post to enter!

You can see their posts, and enter their contests here and here.

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For today’s post, I have another special message/plea. A local hospital that has been on the forefront of preserving the rights of mothers to choose how they wish to birth has slowly been taking away those rights over the last year. Now, they are planning to ban vaginal births after cesarean, or VBACs.

Sign the petition to stop Hudson Hospital from banning VBACs here: http://chn.ge/1q4ruzF

Why? Because every woman deserves the right to decide what happens to her body in birth. Women are fully capable of making informed decisions when presented with the risks and benefits of various medical interventions and it’s the mother’s right to make these decisions, not the hospital’s place to ban them from doing so.

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These images and short film are from the first VBAC I was honored to witness. It was unique because mom’s surgery involved a t-incision c-section at just about 24 weeks (baby survived and is doing well!) — vbacs after these kinds of surgery are something that is almost unheard of, but not impossible. This is what the mother wanted and chose, weighing all the risks and benefits. She had had a previous vaginal birth, then a c-section and knew she wanted another vaginal birth. She fought for what she wanted and chose care providers who supported her (at St. Cloud Hospital).

There is so much beauty in this. Support VBACs.

the birth of Aurora | peace love babies from Brooke Walsh on Vimeo.

Here mother was her doula.

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If you are looking for support in planning a VBAC, or recovering from a c-section, head to ICAN of the Twin Cities: https://www.facebook.com/pages/ICAN-of-the-Twin-Cities/169914379210

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