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Money shot

Being a midwife I always tend to crave photos, videos, anything that captures the most amazing moment in a woman's life. I'm not sure if it's because I'm a midwife or because I didn't get a lot of those "money" shots with my 5 kids. Either way when someone asks me if they think having a photographer at their birth is worth it, it's a yes every time.
I'll admit I even move out of the way and gesture to them to take the picture. I just know how much work labor and birth is, and when the woman looks back and is reminded of her strength it's truly priceless.
I remember one homebirth I was doing and there was no photographer but the husband trying to capture the moment. The baby was being born en caul (still in the sac) and I'm telling him "did you get that? did you get that pic of the bag?" It was the money shot. The shot that reminds you of the true amazement of life. Reminds you that we are so small compared to nature and the natur…

Normalizing Homebirths

Why home? Why not?
Homebirths with Licensed Midwives have statistically been shown to have better birth outcomes. Typically you will find the transfer rate low, and in turn lower c/section rates.
I'm sure you can google millions of articles but here's some great videos of what it actually looks like when birth is left to occur on its own. Surrounded by love and support, your birth can be beautiful.

more videos can be viewed here