Redemptive VBA2C in Madison, Wisconsin

I did a LOT of research and found out not only the risks of a vba2c (vaginal birth after two cesareans) but also the risks they don’t tell you about repeat cesarean sections..the info that was never provided to me by my first two care providers for this pregnancy. Once I felt confident that I wanted to attempt a vba2c I had to find my team...I started by asking Trav, "what would you say if I told you I wanted to try for a vba2c?" His response honestly surprised me when he said, "I think you should do it if thats what you want because I know how important it is for you" (love this man!)

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Unencumbered Home Birth: Phoenix, AZ

Being in the presence of a new spirit entering the world is an experience that is hard to put into words. The combination of being in complete awe of what the female body is capable of combined with an unwavering understanding that this is what our bodies were designed to do, that THIS moment is what LIFE is all about. 

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A Miraculous C-Section Birth Story

Let me preface this article by saying I gained two new friends the day I photographed this C-Section, April and her baby, Virgil. It was a wonderful occasion where people were brought together through a love of Photography. With her permission, I want to share April’s birth story. How her miracle baby came into the world after an abusive childhood, an unbearably emotional few years, and an infertility diagnosis.

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Photography: More Than Just An Image

The moment that I knew a photograph was more than just pretty artwork for the wall was a moment I’ll never forget. It was a place I’d choose to never be in again if I had the choice. As I sat at the funeral of a young mother, who happened to be a client that turned into a friend; the photograph I took just 4 years prior, of her holding her newborn was displayed in front of her casket. Just a week before her funeral we were planning out her next photo session and just like that she was gone. 

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Cesarean Birth - Advocate for a Birth Photographer

You know this story. You've heard it dozens of times from dozens of women. I was rushed to the OR for an emergency C-section. My baby's heart rate bottomed out. My blood pressure was too high. The cord was wrapped too tightly. My baby was breech and my provider was not comfortable delivering. I wasn't confident I could do a VBAC. My scaring is too intense. I'm scared. I'm terrified. I don't want to give birth again. 

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Not A Fairy Tale Birth

Laurel was dreaming of a fairy tale birth: easy and carefree, so natural that it felt effortless. During her labor she imagined being Snow White in the Disney movie, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. In the fairy tale of Snow White, she would sing to the birds and dance while cleaning and making all those beds; everything was easy for her. Hoping to feel like singing to the birds, her singing sounded more like screams at times and there was no whistling while she worked.

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Beautiful Dutch Home Birth

My husband and I welcomed him into this world. It was the most beautiful birth I could have even imagined. My oldest son came as soon as he heard his little brother cry and was instantly in love as well. Then the rest of the family came into the room and we all enjoyed these special moments together.

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