New Father Holds a Baby for the First Time…EVER! {Homebirth was Dad’s Idea}

by Birth Without Fear on January 17, 2013

Remember that gorgeous tattooed mama holding her fresh babe that we shared the other day? Here are some more lovely photos of this sweet family. As told by the student midwife, Seana (who took that infamous placenta pic.)

“It was their first home birth, mama’s second baby and daddy’s first. The home birth was Dad’s idea – his mother was a NICU nurse and his father a medic during Vietnam. Mama was a rock star! Glowing, relaxed, just beautiful. During transition in between rushes she was picking through baby clothes, smiling, and telling us where to find refreshments downstairs.

Baby was born in their huge, luxurious bathtub. The cord was over 3 feet long, cris-crossed over both shoulders, and around the neck three times. After being unraveled, baby went straight into her mother’s arms until the cord finished pulsing.

Dad cut the cord and was handed his new daughter, the first time he had ever held a baby. Ever!

Mom hopped out of the tub, crawled into bed to nurse, and ordered take-out sushi. Labor was under 4 hours long, rock star mama.”

Here is the gorgeous placenta with its lovely, spiraled cord, and a cell phone picture of the cord outstretched.

Student Midwife: Doula Seana

Birth Photography: Babymoon Photography

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Shary January 17, 2013 at 11:27 am

What a beautiful family. And that cord! So long and awesome!!!


nicollette January 17, 2013 at 3:18 pm

BEAUTIFUL!!! thanks for sharing love the pictures!! sounds beyond perfect 🙂


randi January 17, 2013 at 3:34 pm

Really needed to read a positive birth story today as I am due to have another home birth in a few days! Thank you!


Carrie January 17, 2013 at 10:07 pm

You go girl!

And Randi, YOU ARE A SUPER WOMAN! you can do it! Congrats in advance for your beautiful birth.


Nana & Ta! Ta! January 18, 2013 at 9:36 pm

Welcome to the world Miss Elouise Ramirez, we waited a long time for your daddy to find the perfect woman, who is now your perfect mom and you have a bonus because you not only have a perfect mom and dad, but a perfect big brother (Michael). Congrads mom, dad and Michael, you have a beautiful family. May God keep and bless you in his care and the Angels guard and protect you always. Love Nana and Ta!Ta!


grandma dona & shelia January 20, 2013 at 9:52 am

What a BEAUTIFUL BABY! god has truly blessed yall from grandma dona and shelia (great great aunt teeeeh) way down here in the mardi gras states cesi labon =”let the good times roll” 😉


Angela January 21, 2013 at 9:19 am

She is amazing! Congratulations to such a beautiful family!


Mielle February 1, 2013 at 11:47 pm

Wow- what an incredible story, Thank you for sharing and for being such a powerful strong courageous surrendered woman, which is beauty. Congratulations to your family!!

p.s. i love the story about the cord- what a symmetrical wrapping, and the threes! sounds like a witch’s birth- hope you take that as a compliment!


Kristin April 12, 2013 at 10:09 pm

So inspiring. Thank you for posting. Your photos are so beautiful; it makes me think I might be ready for my next home birth.


Jerusha Welborn July 8, 2013 at 4:21 pm

Wow! Simply beautiful! I’m so glad the homebirth was Dad’s idea. It’s amazingly wonderful when Dads are supportive of the idea!


Jamie August 3, 2013 at 2:55 pm

A medic in Vietnam? I feel like that can’t be right! 😛 Gorgeous photos though and a gorgeous baby!


Roy P. Jones April 4, 2016 at 7:42 am

What a great family! I really admire you. Giving a birth is very painful. But I see how much You have tried. And your family support you with all heart.


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