That Moment…Welcoming Baby Earthside

by January Harshe on February 1, 2012

That moment when baby is finally earthside, when mom thinks, “Finally!” is one of those moments in life that is highly anticipated, never forgotten and forever special. When a picture is captured of this moment, it is always amazing to see. It is not only beautiful and raw, but as if we are seeing something (almost) that we shouldn’t be. It is that special.

Here are a few of our BWF Moms meeting the child they grew, carried, nurtured and loved for (roughly) 9-10 months!

“Our daughter born at home in the water on December 30, 2011. 9lbs 4oz & 4 hours of hard labor.” ~Ashly

“Picture from our wonderful planned home birth. It was almost unassisted our CNM showed up 15 minutes before she was born.” -Noria

“From the birth of my first, Willa Mae Danner!” -Cory

“This was taken by Lynsey Stone at my HBAC, April 2011.” -Jeanine

Lynsey Stone Photography

“These are from the birth of my 3rd child (2nd home birth). Pictures by Leilani Rogers. ” -Sarah

Sent in by Kacey.

Let’s not forget Dad! Sent in by Ashley.

If you have any birth pictures you would like to share, email them to us at Happy Birthing!

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Dawn February 1, 2012 at 6:41 pm

Pictures are so powerful. They tell a story in a single second and write a book within minutes. I am not a Mother yet but when the day arrives for me to make decisions, your blog, the women you feature, the bravery and tenacity you bring to light, will all be my inspiration. I know now what I did not when I began researching natural birth… it’s something I absolutely CAN do!! Namaste!


Sarah February 1, 2012 at 9:35 pm

Thanks for sharing pictures that are so dear to me.


Leilani Rogers February 1, 2012 at 9:40 pm

All such precious, powerful moments!!!


Kimberly March 6, 2012 at 1:09 am

I love the “finally” pictures. I wish I had gotten those moment on camera with my last two babies.


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