catfancote.capturingbirth catfancote.capturingbirth

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cαт ғαηcσтε  📷 Perth Birth Photographer 💖 Passionate Birth Nerd 💫 Birth Circle Facilitator 🍋 Essential Oil Enthusiast •• Reposts welcome. Pls do not crop images ••

Beautiful mumma and babe, blissed out on oxytocin 💓
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Did you know....
#colostrum (your baby’s first milk) contains special proteins that coat your baby’s intestinal tract to protect from harmful bacteria right from the start?! Cool huh?
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There is nothing quite like witnessing a couple work so intimately together to bring their baby earthside 💞 •
The #labourdance is like #makinglove - There are so many parallels between childbirth and sex. The cocktail of hormones produced during both experiences are almost identical. It’s sooooo important that couples understand this, and that care providers and birth workers respect & facilitate an intimate birthing environment. •
Low lights, soft music, minimal interruptions, massage, gentle touch, intimacy.... all conducive to a calm & gentle birthing experience.

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Can you remember when you truly saw your baby for the first time?
Taking the time to observe, touch and smell the tiny human you just birthed can be so emotionally, spiritually and physically rewarding. ✨
You quietly count her little fingers and toes. You marvel at her fresh soft skin all wrinkled from being immersed in amniotic fluid. You gaze at her squishy little face all smooshed up as she practices opening her eyes and adjusting to the big bright world. You notice her tiny eyelash hairs all clumped together, the gooey mop of hair on her head, and the oh so soft lanugo hair on her shoulders that helped to protect her skin when she wombside. You are fascinated by her long finger nails and the way she curls her hands into little fists... She tries to stretch out like she never has before but promptly just curls herself back into the comfortable ball position that she knows so well.
You could stare at her for hours, and you do - it’s time well spent.
She is here now. She is yours ❤️ #babygazing #justborn #catfancote #capturingbirth #perthbirthphotographer #birthphotography #birthjusthappened #homebirth #waterbirth #homebirthaustralia #vernix #skintoskin

✨ Happy Silly Season ✨
Somehow another year has just about passed us by. A full trip around the sun (almost)!
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Sending love & light & festive blessings to all.
Cat x

Holding her rainbow baby close 🌈 Vernix galore & those pearls? So good 🥰

Tell me, which edit do you prefer? Black & white OR colour?

I’m a sucker for black & white edits, but I also love the extra details that are more obvious in this image in the colour edit. So hard to choose.... “why can’t we have both?” 🤷‍♀️
Cat x
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{ The Birth Pause }
They say that women leave their bodies and travel to the stars during labour to collect the souls of their babies. I love this concept!

I feel that ‘the birth pause’ is a specific time & space that allows mumma to return from that journey and ground herself back into this world.

I suspect that in this very moment, the mumma pictured is sliding down a rainbow with the soul of her rainbow baby 🌈
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I couldn’t agree with this more! 🙌🏼💪🏼
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#birthquotes #birthaffirmation #birthmatters #feminism #birthfeminism

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