East Bay Hospital Birth Story- San Ramon, CA- Trust and the Motherline

When Aisan Hoss planned the hospital birth of her first child, she focused on her most important priorities. She did her research and created a plan to help her be as comfortable and supported as she could. 
Her own mother, who she deeply wanted by her side, wasn’t able to make it despite numerous efforts. Her parents were denied a travel visa under the Trump administration’s travel ban. 
So Aisan invited her mother’s sister to support and nurture her during the birth. Aisan’s aunt was by her side every step of the way, and had her mother on the phone as much as possible.

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A Family Supported Hospital Birth: San Diego, CA

You know when you meet someone and you just click? This was Jennika and I. Immediately meeting her you can just feel the openness and acceptingness of her soul. The first day we met face to face (she hired me through text messages) we connected over food and good conversation. During our conversation, she actually warned me that her little one had a “wicked sense of humor.” I laughed and thought "yeah ok, we'll see." Well low and behold, she went into labor later that evening as she was actually leaking amniotic fluid during our time together (which we figured out later). 

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An Empowered First Time Mom Homebirth in Durham, NC

Where to even begin with this story! It’s been almost a year since this little girl made her way into the world and still to this day it has been one of the births that has resonated the most with me. This beautiful mom worked so hard for this baby girl and her autonomy as a birthing woman was such an inspiration. She knew at her core the things she needed to safely bring her through the long hard labor and to bring her little girl earthside. She honestly didn’t need any of us because her intuition and strength is 100% what brought this little girl into the world, though I am honored to have been there to capture her story, to tell it now and to have documented the beautiful harmonious support of her husband and birth team. 

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Hands - Part Three

Another way Birth Becomes Her supports photographers is in a private Facebook group where each week we share images prompted by a theme. Sharing images promotes a stronger sense of community, allows us an opportunity to network, be exposed to other styles and to inspire us to be constantly looking at the world in a unique way. Last week our theme was #hands and we were blown away by the incredible amount of art work that was shared. There was so much beauty that we created three different blog posts so that we could share as much of this imagery as possible. Please enjoy this collection and check back tomorrow for Hands - Part Two.

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Hands - Part Two

Another way Birth Becomes Her supports photographers is in a private Facebook group where each week we share images prompted by a theme. Sharing images promotes a stronger sense of community, allows us an opportunity to network, be exposed to other styles and to inspire us to be constantly looking at the world in a unique way. Last week our theme was #hands and we were blown away by the incredible amount of art work that was shared. There was so much beauty that we created three different blog posts so that we could share as much of this imagery as possible. Please enjoy this collection and check back tomorrow for Hands - Part Three.

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Hands - Part One

Another way Birth Becomes Her supports photographers is in a private Facebook group where each week we share images prompted by a theme. Sharing images promotes a stronger sense of community, allows us an opportunity to network, be exposed to other styles and to inspire us to be constantly looking at the world in a unique way. Last week our theme was #hands and we were blown away by the incredible amount of art work that was shared. There was so much beauty that we created three different blog posts so that we could share as much of this imagery as possible. Please enjoy this collection and check back tomorrow for Hands - Part Two.

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The Birth of Cali - A Santa Cruz Birth Story

When I met Samantha I had an instant feeling that I was about to document something so transformative. 
I knew that my art was just an aid in this beautiful story she created, And it was valuable to tell ALL of her story. It was with deep gratitude that I witnessed her transition into motherhood and the abundance of healing and love that took place. 

Here is Cali's Mothers words on her journey through an abusive relationship that lead to a beautiful gift. 

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