A Contracting Uterus, Crowning and More: Pictures

by Mrs. BWF on February 4, 2012

Lindsay McCoy is a Hypnobabies Instructor, birth doula, and prenatal yoga instructor in Minneapolis, MN. She captured these pictures at the birth was at Morningstar Birth Center in St Louis Park, MN with Catherine Mascari, CNM.

The mom loved being on the toilet for the majority of her birthing time.  When it came time to push the baby out she asked the midwife if she was going to have to move and Catherine assured her that where she was at was just fine.

Here is the amazing mom’s and the midwife’s expression upon finding out it’s a GIRL (everyone except Lindsay guessed boy)!

 

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Crystal - Prenatal Coach February 4, 2012 at 1:24 pm

Love it! So beautiful! Go Mama :-)

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Kristina February 4, 2012 at 3:13 pm

I love that she was able to birth her baby where she felt comfortable! I personally HATED laboring on the toilet, but only because it hurt so much (which my midwife assured me was because it was WORKING!). Congrats mama! Oh, and I LOVE that last picture… priceless!

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Andie February 4, 2012 at 4:10 pm

I love these!! :) Congrats Mama!

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Jamie-Lea February 4, 2012 at 6:35 pm

Brings back fond memories of my home birth where I laboured on the toilet as well. Love the its a girl photo, def a keeper :)

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Misha February 5, 2012 at 12:59 am

I love her expression :) I personally loved laboring on the toilet. Congrats on a healthy delivery!!

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BeckyJ February 5, 2012 at 1:59 am

You know, I find this so beautiful and amazing! But most OB’s would recoil at the thought of a woman birthing on the toilet because of the thought of random germs and the CHANCE of baby falling into the toilet. *eyeroll*

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Venus February 5, 2012 at 2:38 am

I just love the look on their faces! I’m much too impatient to wait until birth to find out the sex, but the look of joy is priceless and I bet was well worth the wait!

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Hannah February 5, 2012 at 11:28 am

LOVE!! :)

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Rachael February 5, 2012 at 5:41 pm

That last photo is fabulous!

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luna belly February 6, 2012 at 12:19 am

That last photo is awesome.

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emmy February 8, 2012 at 1:04 pm

i love these pics, and the expression in the last one says everything!! well done mama!

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Sarah Jane February 8, 2012 at 4:07 pm

Am I the only one that has tears come to my eyes when I see these photographs {don’t worry, they’re happy tears}? I loved the midwife’s and mom’s faces at the discovery.

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Barbara, NJ, USA February 11, 2012 at 12:50 am

I thought my girl was going to be a boy! I dreamed boy, a friend dreamed a boy, and my midwife dreamed a boy.
When She was born, I was on my hands and knees and my midwife gasped, “it’s a girl!”
She apologized because she usually lets the parents discover this in their own way- we wre ALL surprised- no apology needed!

Beautiful , amazing birth. Thanks for sharing this moment of grace!

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Najwa February 11, 2012 at 9:13 am

I think I would have been more comfortable using a birthing stool… LOL. Beautiful pics, though!

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Trisha February 13, 2012 at 2:03 pm

That is the sweetest picture!!! I love her reaction!

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