Wicked Awesome Birth Picture

by Mrs. BWF on October 2, 2011

This birth photo is amazing for so many reasons. It’s birth as it should be most of the time, the photography is phenomenal, but also look at mama’s hand touching her baby’s head, the midwife’s hand just waiting to catch and not interfering…it’s just wicked awesome! ~Mrs. BWF

home water birth of baby

My son was born at home over two years ago, and I was fortunate enough to have Emily Weaver Brown photograph it. This picture is one that I LOVE and think is amazing. Wally’s labor was fast and his head came out as I was standing in the birth pool. It took another minute for his body to be born. My midwife hadn’t arrived yet, but the student midwife (who you see wearing gloves) showed up just as Wally’s head came out. Anyway, I thought this image shows a perspective of birth that you don’t often see. ~Jessica

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Arianna October 2, 2011 at 4:00 pm

I think this is the most beautiful photo I have ever seen.

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rachel loth October 2, 2011 at 4:03 pm

awesome!

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Kyra October 2, 2011 at 5:08 pm

Beautiful, thanks for sharing!

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lashaun October 2, 2011 at 5:17 pm

This is the best one yet

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Bethany October 2, 2011 at 6:12 pm

Agreed very AWESOME photo!!!

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Denise October 2, 2011 at 10:06 pm

Absolutely breath taking! Thanks so much for sharing!

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Mandy H. October 2, 2011 at 10:33 pm

I love it!
This is exact why I am livid when an OB laughs when a woman says she would like to catch her own baby. (Yes, I’ve heard it more than a few times.) It’s the most natural thing in the world to receive your child into your own hands!

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Soshanna October 3, 2011 at 2:34 am

One of the best so far. Please keep them coming. These pictures help change the way people view birth. Thank you so much.

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Ruth October 3, 2011 at 3:23 am

@Mandy H – agreed! I just had our third bub 7 days ago, and delivered him myself in the shower in hospital (too quickly for the midwives, just hubby and my doula present!) It was perfect!! Our first was a natural birth, but a posterior baby who became distressed. Our second was a micro-prem, delivered via classical caesarean at 25 weeks. So this birth was amazing, and so NATURAL! :)

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Kathy October 3, 2011 at 4:46 am

beautiful, brings back memories of my homebirth.

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Nicole October 3, 2011 at 9:52 am

WOW! How beautiful!

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lily bhavani October 3, 2011 at 11:45 am

Lovely picture. I esp love the spiral in the pool water, right under where babe will arrive! From mystery into mystery (at least for the babe…).

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Heather Terhune October 3, 2011 at 2:57 pm

I LOVE this photo! Amazing….

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Rachel Carter October 8, 2011 at 2:14 pm

Absolutely amazing photograph. What a treasure!

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mik October 8, 2011 at 2:31 pm

Made me cry :) what beauty!

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Jen C. October 8, 2011 at 3:18 pm

Amazing what God has created women to do!!! Thank you so much for sharing such an intimate moment with us….and for helping spread the word that birth is gentle and natural.

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Tori Gamble October 13, 2011 at 1:37 am

This photo is absolutely stunning! Thank you so much for sharing it with all of us. Truly is a moment to cherish forever. Emily does such beautiful work, love her!

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Meagan January 11, 2012 at 10:57 am

So excited to see this. I’ve been friends with Emily since high school, and ADORE/CHERISH her birth & newborn photography.

We were lucky enough to have her do our maternity photos, and hope she’ll be able to attend our HB on our baby’s birthday (currently 33 weeks).

So lovely to see the range of “normal” in birth!

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Shanelle February 8, 2012 at 12:12 am

That photo is amazing!

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Katy February 8, 2012 at 9:12 am

Yes, that IS a perspective that we don’t normally see! :)

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Kari February 8, 2012 at 1:02 pm

Absolutely breathtaking!!! It’s amazing that you were able to capture this moment!!!

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Christine@TheAums February 8, 2012 at 2:07 pm

Wow. Wiping my tears. What a moment captured!

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Crafty Mama February 8, 2012 at 3:25 pm

Wow, major kudos to being able to stand while giving birth!! My energy was so depleted I couldn’t even flip over after the baby came out (I was squatting against the bed). Thanks for sharing the pic!

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Sarah Jane February 8, 2012 at 3:44 pm

Love this picture!! Your photographer is AMAZING!!! I also like that the student midwife was not interfering; doctors could learn A LOT from midwives.

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KLynn February 8, 2012 at 4:57 pm

What an amazing shot! Thank you for sharing this most beautiful moment in time with your followers.

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robin jallit February 9, 2012 at 6:50 am

beautiful picture, this is the way birth should be!

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Sondra October 29, 2012 at 10:18 pm

I love this! I have one like this from my third child. I was lying on my side and his eyes are open. It is such a cool pic.

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Wendy Radford October 30, 2012 at 3:28 am

Just Perfect what a lucky Mummy :))))

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Hande October 30, 2012 at 6:07 am

This photo tells a lot about how the birth should be. So amazing and thank you so much for sharing:)

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Lani January 20, 2013 at 11:05 pm

This is exactly what my second birth would have looked like, I just wish I had a beautiful photo like this!

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Tracy January 21, 2013 at 11:11 pm

This is amazing. And I know this mama. Another wonderful photographer here in Seattle. Just had her third babe and is sick a gentle spirit. Love!

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Brenda Brown July 29, 2013 at 1:21 am

I LOVE this!

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Lisa July 29, 2013 at 1:22 am

Breathtakingly magical…..

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Victoria Gensheimer July 29, 2013 at 1:40 am

WOW,, this is so beautiful! One of the most beautiful as seen in a very long time

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Stephanie m. July 29, 2013 at 6:00 am

Its a gorgeous picture.
Girls i need some advice URGENTLY
IM 36weeks pregnant and my baby is not in position
Does anyone know of anyway to help him get in place
Hes my second baby
Baby girl was bornbat 25weeks and she was natural
Im scared i dont like c-section
PLEASE HELP

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Mrs. BWF July 29, 2013 at 4:30 pm
Mandi July 29, 2013 at 9:14 pm

Spinningbabies.com is great, as is a chiropractic technique called Webster. Check the website: ICPA4kids.org and click on ‘Find a Chiropractor’. Most on this site are familiar with Webster and may be able to help position your bub.

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Andria July 29, 2013 at 8:09 am

Very cool picture!! Love it!

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Karrie July 29, 2013 at 11:46 am

Photo of the decade! Absolutely amazing!

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Sondra Shannon July 29, 2013 at 5:27 pm

I have one just like this except my babies eyes were open. Super cool!

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Mama July 29, 2013 at 10:38 pm

Such a beautiful moment captured!

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