The Art of Being Born by Southfield Birth Photographer
For awhile now I’ve been wanting to have the privilege of photographing a birth and a friend of mine graciously agreed to let me be a part of hers. I did her son’s newborn photos two years ago, so I was excited to be heading to Southfield to be her birth photographer. Going into it I had a slight idea of how a natural birth was supposed to go because I had done a ton of research looking at other birth photographers websites and reading LOTS of mommy blogs. But since every birth is different I have to admit, I was a ball of nerves. Even though I was nervous, I was really excited as well because this is their second child and they decided not to find out the sex until the baby was born so we’d all be finding out together.
Dad text me at 10:02am and said they were on their way to the hospital and would text me in a bit when they had an update. At 11:15a they said she’s staying and was dilated to 5cm with contractions 2 minutes apart, time to head to the hospital and by noon I was there. Things seemed to be progressing as far as I could tell, but mom stayed at 5cm for most of the day and after a nap her contractions had slowed down to 5 minutes apart. The nurse on duty told her to walk up and down the hallways “like she was late for the bus” if she wanted to get things going again. So away she went, up and down the hallway, then up and down again only pausing for contractions along the way. Finally, around 7p I decided to grab some dinner, when I got back mom was in the shower. Then at almost 8p she yelled that her water had broke and then things REALLY got moving! There is no way to describe what it felt like. Things went so fast, but I remember everything like it was in slow motion. Mom pushed like a champ and the baby was out in 20 minutes. At first, they thought they had a boy, but the nurse said with a funny smile, “You might want to look again.” They had a beautiful baby girl! The look on dad’s face seeing his daughter for the first time was absolutely priceless. You can tell that she is going to be such a daddy’s girl. It was the most amazing moment that I have photographed to date and I am so ecstatic that I could be there to capture such a special memory!
If you’re expecting and would be interested in having Natalie Mae Photography capture the birth of your little one,
please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 517.499.9380