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

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


  • Nana & Ta! Ta!

    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!

  • Mielle

    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

    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

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

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