This fascinating tattooed and pierced couple were planning to have a home water birth. They had their midwife/doula and now had their birth photographer (and new film maker!) in place.
Now, the baby kept growing…and growing…and GROWING! The best thing they felt was to induce labor with homeopathic recipes.
But this little girl inside her momma didn’t want to come out and didn’t want to stop growing!
Momma’s water finally broke, but after measuring and figuring the baby could be anywhere from 9-11 pounds, they collectively decided to go to the hospital and checked into labor and delivery at Kaiser Permanente Panorama City.
The baby was measuring large, but knew her body well and knew she could have a vaginal birth rather than a Cesarean section birth. We spent hours in labor and delivery with a Pitocin drip. Finally, active labor started and in just a few pushes, this nearly 11 pound baby came into world and their family grew by one and their love grew exponentially.
And yes, I was there to photograph this birth from start to finish. The birth film is still in the works, but I hope this birth photography and highlight reel (slideshow) will show how beautiful a hospital birth can be.