Awesome Video Shows 3rd Stage of Labor and Post Birth at Home

by January Harshe on January 6, 2012

What happens after a baby is born at home?

Betsy sent me her video put together by One Tree Photography to show what it is like after baby is born at home. She says…

“This film is of the birth of my third baby. She was born in June.

My first birth was a hospital birth in which I narrowly avoided a c-section. My baby spent five days in the NICU. We both suffered.

My second birth allowed me to heal.

And my third birth was simply joyful. I’m so grateful to have had the experience.

Our photographer and midwife missed the birth because after two days of latent labor, my body sped right through active labor and pushing very quickly! My husband snapped a few photos of me in transition and then a few right after the baby was born. He guided her out of my body himself! The photographer arrived a bit later.

I’m so proud of this film and would love for you to share it! I think it shows how peaceful and family-oriented birth can be.”

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Sarah March 1, 2013 at 8:06 am

Full of emotion in my heart…and I echo what all the others express “BEAUTIFUL!” What I also witnessed is that you trusted…and allowed what divine intelligence has created for us all, in our human body’s…NORMAL BIRTH. It becomes amazing because of the distortion that fear can wield. Thank you for sharing the peace, splendor and normalcy of a good home birth. Blessings.


JessieMN March 1, 2013 at 11:16 am

Wow, you just made me ALMOST want another baby! People think I’m crazy that I enjoy birth. I’m glad that word is getting out how wonderful natural births can be and that home births are gaining popularity again. Congrats mama! Thank you for sharing your intimate family moments!


Sondra December 5, 2013 at 2:09 pm

OMG! A friend just sent me the link to this video and I HAD to comment. Every other video I’ve watched ends quickly after the birth. I LOVED watching baby nurse for the first time and to see the quiet time between husband and wife….WOW. Thank you for sharing! It is truly an inspiration!!


Thaisha December 7, 2013 at 9:36 pm

How beautiful!!!
Inspired for another baby…
you have a gorgous family.


Sara R December 8, 2013 at 3:43 pm

This is beautiful bliss….left me in tears. Thank you for sharing!


Michelle July 10, 2014 at 12:24 pm

Simply beautiful. Makes me want to do it all again 100x 🙂 such a great share!! Thank you.


carla July 10, 2014 at 12:59 pm



Kyle July 11, 2014 at 6:06 am

That was every cool


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