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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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