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!”
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. http://doublethink.us.com/paala/2012/05/15/sweet-links-babysitter-fail-celebrities-who-breastfed-toddlers-cow-milk-youths-thoughts-on-birth/