|After I arrived, I decided I'd allow them to monitor me for a bit.|
|I had the privilege of having my friend Jeannie Hannemann,|
founder of Elizabeth Ministry International, as my doula.
|Being broken to give life, but also being held, supported, and trusted !|
|I liked this position the best.|
|I was whispering to my husband that I was pushing. He whispered back, "Is that okay?"|
I said, "I decide when I push, not anyone else."
|Such a relief to have her in my arms.|
|Mama has you, little precious one.|
|Gazing at our baby.|
|Skin to skin.|
|This is my favorite picture. I think it shows the full scope of birth. The sacrifice is shown, |
but so is the contentment and euphoria of a mother while gazing at her child.
|Already a nursing pro!|
|My midwife shows why the placenta is called the tree of life.|
|The midwife asked if I wanted to touch it. It felt like satin!|
|My awesome doula.|
|My newest daughter.|