This work is sacred. It’s powerful. It’s emotional. This work is intimate. It’s raw. It’s beautiful. It’s spiritual. This work is everything. Thank you mama for letting me hold you as you so strongly labored your baby down and gently delivered her in the water, on your terms. We laughed, we cried and we celebrated. Thank you for putting your trust in me as your doula. I’m so proud of you.
May these photos shed light on the power and strength of birthing humans for birthing humans everywhere. Birth is beautiful. And homebirth, something uniquely-so as babes are compassionately ushered in earth side in their own time… completely unrushed.
My hope for every birthing person – especially birthing after loss – is that they are supported and educated in the decisions made best for their family. That they are held through tears of heartache and true joy. That they have hope when the burdens feel too heavy to carry.
According to UNLV researchers, when they analyzed the concentrations of different substances in placenta capsules they not only found small amounts of minerals like iron and zinc. They also analyzed 17 different hormones in the placenta capsules!⠀
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