The Placenta & Cord

As birth photographers, we are witness to many aspects of the body, both inside and out.  We are invited to document the transition a woman goes through while growing a baby, laboring to bring baby earth side, opening her body to birth a child, and finally, nurturing and caring for her newborn while healing her body.  While each mother's story is unique and unpredictable, there are some constants.  One of those fascinating parts of the story is the growth and development of a completely new organ that is the life supply for the growing baby: the placenta and cord.  It may seem odd to be in awe of a bloody, meaty organ, but for many of us, we truly find it to be beautiful.  

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Plagiarism Defined

Somebody took my personal bio statements and posted them on her website. That situation was remedied, however I wanted to make sure people knew and understood what the proper boundaries are for using words and content from others; many people do so probably a bit innocently so this should provide some clarity. 

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A Letter to Health Care Providers

No matter where we live and work as Birth Photographers there will be times when we arrive to a birth space and the Health Care Providers on shift have not worked with us or any Birth Photographer previously. Where I live this is almost always the case. Birth Photography is only starting to grow here in Winnipeg and as one of only a few professionals documenting births here I truly believe that an important part of our role is to not only educate and set our clients at ease but to also help to educate and set the professionals we are working closely with at ease.

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A Light Filled Pensacola Homebirth

Home birth hasn't been available in Pensacola for a few years. The last home birth midwife we had retired right about the time I was beginning to carve out place for myself in the birth photography niche. Earlier this year, a team of midwives opened a new practice and began offering home births again. So the birth of baby Alice was the first home birth and first water birth I had ever attended.

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5 Reasons Dads Want A Birth Photographer

I wish I could count on one hand the amount of inquiries I've had for birth photography that end in "I'm sorry, my husband doesn't want anyone else in the room". Unfortunately, I can not.

Before an interview, a complimentary consultation, or an in person meeting, just like that, the answer is no.

While I can completely understand and respect this decision, I'd be lying if I said it didn't frustrate me. Mostly because I have seen first hand what an amazing gift a gallery of birth images can be to mom...AND DAD!

So let's dive in, shall we? Dads, here are 5 reasons you want a birth photographer present for your baby's birth.

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Surprise Gender Reveal Home Water Birth by Cherry Anne Abusmas

As a birth photographer, i am always moved with overjoyed moments of first time parents, successful VBAC, celebration of long-waited rainbow baby, and all other "firsts". But this birth story is so new to me. I witnessed a very unique genuine happiness of parents who had surprise gender reveal. This is what i love on my job, nothing can compare to the joy it brings to my heart.

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