The Supporting Hands of Birth

by January Harshe on May 14, 2012

This picture represents the involvement that family and care providers can have in a birth. It is beautiful when everyone comes together to support mom in having a wonderful, safe birth.

Kim says, “This picture really captured home birthing for me.  A trained midwife whose love, gentleness and skill have overwhelmed me.  This was our second home birth with her.  She caught, Lucca, our 7 yr old in this same room 7 years previously.  She remembered that our eldest daughter, Willow,  had cut Lucca’s cord 7 yrs ago. Now it was Lucca’s turn.  My husband, Sam, is helping him.  I am holding our newest daughter, Shiloh, who is wrapped in the towel.  All of these hands play(ed) such important,  sweet roles on my life!  And I love the many colors!”

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Paala May 15, 2012 at 12:48 pm

What a beautiful image of a supported homebirth! I feel guilty about not wanting my toddler home during the birth of her sister. I see now that it is a wonderful thing. I hope you don’t mind that I shared this (with a link to you, of course) on my blog today.


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