Would it be helpful to you to see a whole birth story in photos? Perhaps you’d like to see what a homebirth could be like. Or maybe you’re curious about hiring a birth photographer and want to know what the whole gallery would be like, rather than just the highlights that you see on Instagram. […]
One of the best compliments I ever got (aside from that one in college from my now-husband who said I looked like “springtime incarnate” and look where we are now) was from my midwife after my fourth birth. I was remembering how absurdly intense the pressure felt during pushing and I wondered how typical that […]
In Part 1 we talked about the people who are more or less expected to be at your birth. Let’s switch to talking about some of the people that aren’t already guaranteed to be there. Because perhaps you feel undecided about who you would like to invite. You can invite as many of these people […]
In my last post we thought about if it matters how many people are at your birth. (Short answer: Yes. There are lots of reasons why and how to decide how many!) But of course we’re not talking just arbitrary numbers here. The much bigger question than the last one, which will affect your birth […]
Does it matter how many people are at your birth? Honestly, that’s your call! Let me get my shovel and we’ll dig into what that means. But hold up. Right now you might be raising your hand like “Um, Molly, the hospital I’m giving birth at only allows two visitors in the room. That is […]
Not many of us have been present at a birth with a photographer. Maybe you’ve seen birth photos, but you don’t usually see the photographer in those! So maybe you’d like a better idea of what it’s like to have one there in the room with you.
Bet that title piqued your interest. 😉 We all ask this one. So… Are you a brand new mom and not sure how to navigate connecting with other new moms in this stage of life? To find a real friend? Maybe you’re feeling a little lonely with just you and baby on your own a […]
I always tell people that I hope they’ll at least have some kind of photos from their birth. Cell phone photos are better than no photos. Even if you’re not really sure right now if you’re going to want photos from your birth, I promise you are going to appreciate them later.
Maybe you’re asking this question because you’re planning a homebirth and want to know if your carpets will ever be the same afterward. Maybe you are planning to birth away from home and just want to know how much bodily fluid to expect from the situation. Maybe you’re worried about the ick-factor of birth.
My mom loves to tell the story about the time that I was 6 months old and she took me out for a little mother-daughter Christmas outing at the mall. She sat and ate her lunch and I babbled away at her and, being someone who LOVES one-on-one connection and conversation, she adored it and […]