Mom and Dad reached out to me a couple of months before their due date knowing that they wanted to relive their beautiful birth story through that way of a birth film. Still images are beautiful and amazing, but there is just something about seeing the movement and hearing the sounds of the moment your family grew.
This was Mom and Dad’s third baby and they knew right away that they would be attempting a home birth for this babe. Their first was born in the hospital. Their second was born in a birth center with midwives. This one they were prepared for a birth experience of being in the comfort of their own home.
Mom contacted me after the guidance of her doula Kathleen Wilson recommended that their story be captured. They had just found out at 20 weeks that not only would be having surprise twin girls, but her option to have a home birth was no longer there due to the high-risk nature of the pregnancy.
After being there to capture the moment they welcomed Mom’s second baby into the world, I was beyond ecstatic to find out that they were expecting their next baby. After delivering her first two in a hospital setting, Mom was hoping to have this next babe in the comfort of her home and quickly put together her birth team which included Midwife Shannon Stellhorn, Doula Kathleen Wilson and Student Midwife Rowan Twosisters.
I was so excited to have the opportunity to work with these first-time parents. Mom was planning an unmedicated birth and hired doula, Latina Baxter with Marley & Moo, to help her support her with her birth plan.