Mother holds baby skin to skin after birth. #birthphotography
Baby receives first exam after Cesarean Delivery. #birthphotography
Full term baby delivered via repeat c-section.
Umbilical cord and Vernix #waterbirth
Mother receives baby in birthing pool at The Birth Center of Bloomington Normal.
First Exam #homebirth
Baby has first exam from homebirth midwife Jenni Collins of Home Sweet Home Birth, LLC.
Vernix and Hair #naturalchildbirth
Baby boy is delivered by Dr Bochanitin and a resident in Peoria, IL.
Laboring with Birth Ball #activebirth
Induced mother labors with birth ball while dad offers hip squeeze for comfort measures in birth.
Baby alert during first exam after birth.
Baby is Born Via #waterbirth
Father, mother and midwife bring baby out of water at home birth.
Mother labors standing through difficult contraction while partner offers hip squeeze to widen pelvic outlet.
Skin to Skin
Mom receives baby after delivery at UnityPoint Health Pekin.
Laboring in Water #waterbirth
Mother labors in water at birth tub in Bloomington.
Mother pushes during intense second stage labor without coaching from nurses.
Mother reaches for baby’s hand during skin-to-skin after birth.
First Latch #breastfeeding
Baby latches to breast for first feeding after birth.
Mom says goodbye to dad before entering OR for cesarean delivery.
Mom breathes baby down through contraction in transition stage of labor while supported by her birth partner.
Pushing During Natural Childbirth
Mother pushes during intense second stage labor with encouragement of nurse.
Nurse holds baby after csection, showing vernix of 35 week gestation baby.
Baby Arrives via Cesarean Birth
Dr. Susan Catt pulls baby from mother’s abdomen in c-section birth.
Baby latches to breast for first time after birth.
Final Push #Waterbirth
Mother gives final push on hands and knees during home birth with midwife Jenni Collins.
Calm Baby After Waterbirth
Baby rests in mom’s arms during water birth.
Newborn after C-Section
Baby stretches after birth at 35 weeks during newborn exam.
Skin-to-Skin in OR #cesareanbirthphotography
Mom smiles holding baby skin to skin after birth.
Slow Dancing During Birth
Mother slow dances with partner during labor.
Mother receives baby in birth pool after successful home birth of 9lb baby.
#ReproductiveJustice WOC receives baby in empowering birth story.
Mother receives baby boy covered in vernix at moment of birth.
Cesarean Birth is Beautiful
Family meets baby boy in OR.
Laboring with Children
Mother holds toddler son during induction.
Nurse examines baby after birth in OR.
First Cry #Waterbirth
Baby gives first cry during water birth at home with midwife Jenni Collins of Home Sweet Home Birth, LLC.