This Is Birth

by January Harshe on January 6, 2014

We have shared a series of ‘that moment of birth‘ before captured perfectly by Apple Blossom Families. Recently, this same photographer sent me a series of water birth photos that took our breath away. We are sharing here, as Facebook tends to remove these images from our Birth Without Fear Facebook page.

Isn’t this amazing?!

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Here are more from this birth. Mom and Dad caught their baby girlย with the assistance of a midwife in their home.

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{ 29 comments… read them below or add one }

Shelley January 6, 2014 at 11:19 pm

This made me cry. This is breathtakingly beautiful.


Shannon S. January 7, 2014 at 12:05 am

These are stunning pictures! I love her bright eyes looking around and her dark hair to match daddy’s chest. It’s just all beautiful. I loved my 3 waterbirths (out of 5). Nothing like it ๐Ÿ™‚ Congrats!


Amy January 7, 2014 at 12:38 am

Oh my goodness! That is the most beautiful baby EVER! ! Love how calm mom and dad look too!


Pamela January 7, 2014 at 12:47 am

I totally agree with you, Shelley! I love it!


Jessica | Birth Takes a Village January 7, 2014 at 2:12 am

Man these are awesome. Photos like these are why I try to convince all my clients to add Morag on as birth photographer ๐Ÿ˜‰


Alisia January 7, 2014 at 2:16 am

Oh this is just beautiful! That photo of baby on mums chest, looking at her like “Woah, mum, that was wild!”, just made me feel so happy. Ahh! Gorgeous!


Dejah Danger January 7, 2014 at 3:16 am

Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing this with us. The most beautiful moments in life are those that we gently bring a child into this world, lift them to our breast, and revel in the beauty that is their perfect little selves. I never tire of seeing it happen again and again. Simply magical.


Ayana January 7, 2014 at 5:04 am

Your blog inspires me so much!


Jessica January 7, 2014 at 6:41 am

I so love this. All that hair is amazing, my daughter was born with a head full of hair as well. I so want a home water birth for my next :)!


Alaina January 7, 2014 at 8:32 am

What a beautiful baby! Oh my look at that face! Congrats to this family!!


Megan@TrueDaughter January 7, 2014 at 9:45 am

Incredible. Gorgeous.


Lindsay January 7, 2014 at 10:01 am

These are beautiful! Im about to have my first home water birth and April and these pictures get me so excited for it!


Danielle January 7, 2014 at 10:37 am

These are just AMAZING! Beautiful family, just love it!


Elizabeth January 7, 2014 at 11:01 am

Beautiful! Baby girl looks so calm and content.


Kelly January 7, 2014 at 11:04 am

What a beautifully, perfect baby… and so alert!! Love it.


Mindy January 7, 2014 at 11:35 am



Kellie January 7, 2014 at 12:02 pm

Such a beautiful birth : ) what a lovely family


Brandi January 7, 2014 at 12:04 pm

What a beautiful baby! Amazing!


Mandy January 8, 2014 at 11:04 am

Absolutely heart warming. So beautiful it hurts.


Jennifer January 8, 2014 at 11:46 pm

So very precious!!! Beautiful baby!!


Gemma January 9, 2014 at 12:38 am

That bubbas face in the cuddle pic with mum is just an amazing capture, a really awe inspiring view and reason why I love and wish to get into the field of birth photography!


Jodie January 9, 2014 at 1:51 am

Oh my what a cutie… I’m scared of birth and images like these gets me excited & peaceful x


Gelena January 9, 2014 at 8:24 am

Being a midwife is the best job! Those pictures capture the beauty, rawness, and strength birth is!


Brie January 9, 2014 at 1:17 pm

This is so beautiful!! I unfortunately ended up with a c-section after planning a drug-free water birth and I never got to have this moment. I woke up about 2 1/2 hours after my daughter was born and I couldn’t hold her due to the drugs. This blog is so amazing and I love being able to see these amazing moments!


Roimata January 11, 2014 at 3:28 am

Beautiful, just beautiful.


Kerry January 17, 2014 at 5:30 pm

Wow, what amazing photos. The one of the baby locking eyes with mom was incredible. And I have to say…..what a beautiful baby, even having just been born, she’s gorgeous!


Laura January 19, 2014 at 5:50 pm

I am in awe. So peaceful and loving, I wish all births could be like this ๐Ÿ™‚ I love the photo of the dad holding the mom while in labor–such a sweet, gentle love they share. This little girl is so precious, it looks like she has her mom’s face and her dad’s hair.


Shalaina S January 21, 2014 at 12:42 am

Those photos are so awesome!! They totally made me relive my last birth experience (completely different, but a successful VBA2C). I’m so happy for that family ๐Ÿ™‚


chrissy January 21, 2014 at 12:35 pm

she is so dang cute


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