I photographed this birth at Rose Hospital a few months ago. The strength and beauty of this laboring mom still leaves me in awe as I look back at her photographs today. She met each contraction with grace, and she relied on the strength of her husband and her doula when the waves became too strong. The images of her reaching down to gently guide her baby into the world will probably always be some of the favorite moments I've captured.
Birth is not something to be feared. Birth is not something to be hidden. It is beautiful and breath-taking each time. Let's celebrate it more!
Birth Photography: Monet Nicole
Doula: Sarah Murane