I positively love capturing Birth Stories. When a long-time friend and client contacted me and asked me to capture her 3rd baby’s birth at Mercy Birthing Center with the midwives, I had to say yes. I delivered my youngest with the midwives at Mercy and couldn’t think of a better place to capture a birth. The midwives and nurses at MBC are positively amazing and I was thrilled I’d be able to capture them in action! I got the call right when I was putting my own baby down for a nap. Dad sounded anxious and told me mom’s water had just broken and they were heading in NOW.
I quickly called my sitter and was at MBC within the hour. When I got there, mom was extremely uncomfortable as labor started very fast for her. After several more hours of laboring, we found out mom and baby had an infection and they’d need to do an emergency csection. Mom was a ROCKSTAR with how she handled everything. The midwives got her into the OR and within minutes, a beautiful little cry was heard and Serenity Rose made her appearance. This beautiful girl arrived earthside true to her name. Such a calm and quiet baby….and so, so alert! Dad was all smiles.
Mom got to visit with baby Serenity as they prepared her for recovery and dad got lots of baby snuggles.
Once in recovery, mom and dad Facetimed grandparents and older siblings . The kids were thrilled to have a baby sister and there were lots of smiles all around the room listening to big sister talk to her newest little companion. It was such a pleasure to be there capturing Serenity’s first Birth Day.
Sometimes birth plans don’t work out. But every birth is beautiful in its own special and amazing way and I was so very happy to be there to capture it. Happy birthday sweet girl and congratulations to this beautiful family of 5.