BIRTH STORY | OKLAHOMA BIRTH AND LIFESTYLE FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER

I don't have the words to describe how beautiful birth is to me so I can only hope to express it through my photographs. Kristen is one of my best friends. She's a strong woman and a great mother. It was an honor to document her home birth. The birth went smoothly. However, after the baby was born the cord detached from the placenta and the placenta became retained. Kristen was transferred to the hospital to have it removed but was back home and reunited with her newborn only a few hours later. One of the most beautiful things about Kristen's birth story is that while she was at the hospital, her best friend since childhood, who is currently nursing her own child, nursed Kristen's newborn to keep him fed. It was an incredible moment to experience and brought tears to my eyes. It really does take a village and it's astonishing to know such an amazing tribe of women. 

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