Remember this maternity session I posted last month? Well, the family finally had their baby and it was one of the most rewarding experiences I've ever captured. The Parsons spent so much time prepping for this upcoming birth. It was really important that everyone in attendance believed in their ability to birth their baby. Tanya's first birth experience ended in an unplanned hospital transfer and crash cesarean. It left her with a lot of emotions to work through, and this birth experience was extremely important in helping with that.
They welcomed a beautiful baby girl at the beginning of this month. It was amazing to capture the support and empowerment of their birth. Everyone encouraging mom along in her labor, and seeing the parents overcome with joy and relief once they had their baby girl in their arms was beautiful.
I cannot say enough wonderful things about the Barrie Midwives. Without their knowledge and skill, this homebirth would not have been possible. Their expertise in birthing spaces is crucial for limiting un-necessary interventions during birth and increasing access to all types of birth (Hospital, Home, and Birth Centers). When you have providers who genuinely believe in a woman's ability to bring her baby into the world, we can start to change the birthing climate/culture one baby at a time.