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Ziggy's birth space. What used to be his dad's jam room, was converted into his welcome to earth room 🌿

These two darlings were born at home, and as its National Home Birth day I thought I would share pics of their beautiful lil selves and a bit of our story. Home birth, done safely in a low risk pregnancy is as safe as hospital birth for baby and safer for mama in some cases. As a certified birth doula I spent many hours in the hospital and knew it wasn’t the right choice for me. I attempted a home birth with my first born but he came early and our midwife was out of town. We made it to the hospital just in time to push! No complications and we only spent 8 hours in the hospital before going home yet I still knew I wanted it to be different the next time. We were lucky to live in a birth friendly community with great nurse midwives when I got pregnant with Ellora. Read more of our story in comments...

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[PART2/2] That time I almost caught the baby... Daddy was down the hall in the livingroom, filling the birthing pool. Mama was with me in her bedroom, having explosive surges that brought down her waters right there beside her bed. I crouched and peered and saw her daughter's head right there. Midwives had been called and were en route but there was no time for that now. I pulled my camera off my neck, and shouted to dad "Daaaaaaaaaaave you'd better get in here 💥N O W💥 if you want any photos of your daughter's birth because she is 💥HERE!💥" and in about 5 seconds or less, he was right there beside me, and I assured them both baby looks awesome, there is nothing to fear, everything was going to be just fine here. I let him know she'd be pretty slippery, so to make sure and have a good grip around her neck after her head is out, and while her body turns... and there you have it! This amazing homebirth happened before my eyes, with a bit of my guidance, and with a lot of human willpower and brilliant teamwork between this couple.... in a tight corner of their bedroom, at 9 in the morning. 5 minutes before the midwives arrived. This was my first full birth photographed. I'll never forget that incredible experience. .
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#homebirth #daddydelivered #thisisbirth #unassistedbirth #unassistedhomebirth #diybirth #birthisbeautiful #birthisamazing #birthisintense #rockstarbirth #birthinggoddess #birthingcouple #supportinbirth #motheroftwo #birthphotography #doulasupport #doulas #iphotographbirth #idocumentnewlife #canadianbirthphotographers #birthphotogs #birthbecomesher #ellianagilbertphotography

You can't get any newer 🙌
Love this pic #Repost @diahpodcast (@get_repost)
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What an amazing moment to capture!! 📷: @ellianagilbertphotography
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#repost [PART2/2] That time I almost caught the baby... Daddy was down the hall in the livingroom, filling the birthing pool. Mama was with me in her bedroom, having explosive surges that brought down her waters right there beside her bed. I crouched and peered and saw her daughter's head right there. Midwives had been called and were en route but there was no time for that now. I pulled my camera off my neck, and shouted to dad "Daaaaaaaaaaave you'd better get in here 💥N O W💥 if you want any photos of your daughter's birth because she is 💥HERE!💥" and in about 5 seconds or less, he was right there beside me, and I assured them both baby looks awesome, there is nothing to fear, everything was going to be just fine here. I let him know she'd be pretty slippery, so to make sure and have a good grip around her neck after her head is out, and while her body turns... and there you have it! This amazing homebirth happened before my eyes, with a bit of my guidance, and with a lot of human willpower and brilliant teamwork between this couple.... in a tight corner of their bedroom, at 9 in the morning. 5 minutes before the midwives arrived. This was my first full birth photographed. I'll never forget that incredible experience. .
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#homebirth #daddydelivered #thisisbirth #unassistedbirth #unassistedhomebirth #diybirth #birthisbeautiful #birthisamazing #birthisintense #rockstarbirth #birthinggoddess #birthingcouple #supportinbirth #motheroftwo #birthphotography #doulasupport #doulas #iphotographbirth #idocumentnewlife #canadianbirthphotographers #birthphotogs #birthbecomesher #ellianagilbertphotography #diahpodcast #doingitathome

What an amazing moment to capture!! 📷: @ellianagilbertphotography
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#repost [PART2/2] That time I almost caught the baby... Daddy was down the hall in the livingroom, filling the birthing pool. Mama was with me in her bedroom, having explosive surges that brought down her waters right there beside her bed. I crouched and peered and saw her daughter's head right there. Midwives had been called and were en route but there was no time for that now. I pulled my camera off my neck, and shouted to dad "Daaaaaaaaaaave you'd better get in here 💥N O W💥 if you want any photos of your daughter's birth because she is 💥HERE!💥" and in about 5 seconds or less, he was right there beside me, and I assured them both baby looks awesome, there is nothing to fear, everything was going to be just fine here. I let him know she'd be pretty slippery, so to make sure and have a good grip around her neck after her head is out, and while her body turns... and there you have it! This amazing homebirth happened before my eyes, with a bit of my guidance, and with a lot of human willpower and brilliant teamwork between this couple.... in a tight corner of their bedroom, at 9 in the morning. 5 minutes before the midwives arrived. This was my first full birth photographed. I'll never forget that incredible experience. .
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#homebirth #daddydelivered #thisisbirth #unassistedbirth #unassistedhomebirth #diybirth #birthisbeautiful #birthisamazing #birthisintense #rockstarbirth #birthinggoddess #birthingcouple #supportinbirth #motheroftwo #birthphotography #doulasupport #doulas #iphotographbirth #idocumentnewlife #canadianbirthphotographers #birthphotogs #birthbecomesher #ellianagilbertphotography #diahpodcast #doingitathome

#birthstorysunday
#Repost @ellianagilbertphotography
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[PART1/2] That time I almost caught the baby... Daddy was down the hall in the livingroom, filling the birthing pool. Mama was with me in her bedroom, having explosive surges that brought down her waters right there beside her bed. I crouched and peered and saw her daughter's head right there. Midwives had been called and were en route but there was no time for that now. I pulled my camera off my neck, and shouted to dad "Daaaaaaaaaaave you'd better get in here 💥N O W💥 if you want any photos of your daughter's birth because she is 💥HERE!💥" and in about 5 seconds or less, he was right there beside me, and I assured them both baby looks awesome, there is nothing to fear, everything was going to be just fine here. I let him know she'd be pretty slippery, so to make sure and have a good grip around her neck after her head is out, and while her body turns... and there you have it! This amazing homebirth happened before my eyes, with a bit of my guidance, and with a lot of human willpower and brilliant teamwork between this couple.... in a tight corner of their bedroom, at 9 in the morning. 5 minutes before the midwives arrived. This was my first full birth photographed. I'll never forget that incredible experience. .
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#homebirth #daddydelivered #thisisbirth #unassistedbirth #unassistedhomebirth #diybirth #birthisbeautiful #birthisamazing #birthisintense #rockstarbirth #birthinggoddess #birthingcouple #supportinbirth #motheroftwo #birthphotography #doulasupport #doulas #iphotographbirth #idocumentnewlife #canadianbirthphotographers #birthphotogs #birthbecomesher #ellianagilbertphotography

A beautifully calm father plays and nurtures his toddler, beside his wife, who meets her powerful contractions with confidence, strength and determination. 🔥
THIS is birth - normalised.
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This is BIRTH. 🔥
The other day I shared some birth images in a large international photography group, and I got some really disappointing reactions. So, here's what I am going to say to those reactions:
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For those of you who think birth must be kept behind closed doors, in hospital, away from public view.... For those of you who think birth is ugly, and gross and "nasty" (yup, a professional photographer actually told me this)
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Then let me tell you something.
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Birth is one of the most epic, glorious, redeeming, sacrificial, whole-hearted and whole-bodied acts of love possible during our lifetimes on earth. It is sacred. It is powerful. It is monumental. 🔥
It is bloody and wet and slimy and sparkly and colourful and lush and painful and exciting and visceral and biological and completely 100% natural.🌳🌳🌳
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So if you think birth is ugly / gross / nasty.... Honestly, I feel sorry for you. You have forgotten what it is to be ALIVE.
#homebirth #daddydelivered #thisisbirth #unassistedbirth #unassistedhomebirth #diybirth #birthisbeautiful #birthisamazing #birthisintense #rockstarbirth #birthinggoddess #birthingcouple #supportinbirth #motheroftwo #birthphotography #doulasupport #doulas #iphotographbirth #idocumentnewlife #canadianbirthphotographers #birthphotogs #birthbecomesher #ellianagilbertphotography

#birthunitedus @ellianagilbertphotography
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[PART2/2] That time I almost caught the baby... Daddy was down the hall in the livingroom, filling the birthing pool. Mama was with me in her bedroom, having explosive surges that brought down her waters right there beside her bed. I crouched and peered and saw her daughter's head right there. Midwives had been called and were en route but there was no time for that now. I pulled my camera off my neck, and shouted to dad "Daaaaaaaaaaave you'd better get in here 💥N O W💥 if you want any photos of your daughter's birth because she is 💥HERE!💥" and in about 5 seconds or less, he was right there beside me, and I assured them both baby looks awesome, there is nothing to fear, everything was going to be just fine here. I let him know she'd be pretty slippery, so to make sure and have a good grip around her neck after her head is out, and while her body turns... and there you have it! This amazing homebirth happened before my eyes, with a bit of my guidance, and with a lot of human willpower and brilliant teamwork between this couple.... in a tight corner of their bedroom, at 9 in the morning. 5 minutes before the midwives arrived. This was my first full birth photographed. I'll never forget that incredible experience. .
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#homebirth #daddydelivered #thisisbirth #unassistedbirth #unassistedhomebirth #diybirth #birthisbeautiful #birthisamazing #birthisintense #rockstarbirth #birthinggoddess #birthingcouple #supportinbirth #motheroftwo #birthphotography #doulasupport #doulas #iphotographbirth #idocumentnewlife #canadianbirthphotographers #birthphotogs #birthbecomesher #ellianagilbertphotography

Visit: @ellianagilbertphotography for pt 1 of this birth story! ・・・
[PART2/2] That time I almost caught the baby... Daddy was down the hall in the livingroom, filling the birthing pool. Mama was with me in her bedroom, having explosive surges that brought down her waters right there beside her bed. I crouched and peered and saw her daughter's head right there. Midwives had been called and were en route but there was no time for that now. I pulled my camera off my neck, and shouted to dad "Daaaaaaaaaaave you'd better get in here 💥N O W💥 if you want any photos of your daughter's birth because she is 💥HERE!💥" and in about 5 seconds or less, he was right there beside me, and I assured them both baby looks awesome, there is nothing to fear, everything was going to be just fine here. I let him know she'd be pretty slippery, so to make sure and have a good grip around her neck after her head is out, and while her body turns... and there you have it! This amazing homebirth happened before my eyes, with a bit of my guidance, and with a lot of human willpower and brilliant teamwork between this couple.... in a tight corner of their bedroom, at 9 in the morning. 5 minutes before the midwives arrived. This was my first full birth photographed. I'll never forget that incredible experience. .
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#homebirth #daddydelivered #thisisbirth #unassistedbirth #unassistedhomebirth #diybirth #birthisbeautiful #birthisamazing #birthisintense #rockstarbirth #birthinggoddess #birthingcouple #supportinbirth #motheroftwo #birthphotography #doulasupport #doulas #iphotographbirth #idocumentnewlife #canadianbirthphotographers #birthphotogs #birthbecomesher #ellianagilbertphotography

[PART2/2] That time I almost caught the baby... Daddy was down the hall in the livingroom, filling the birthing pool. Mama was with me in her bedroom, having explosive surges that brought down her waters right there beside her bed. I crouched and peered and saw her daughter's head right there. Midwives had been called and were en route but there was no time for that now. I pulled my camera off my neck, and shouted to dad "Daaaaaaaaaaave you'd better get in here 💥N O W💥 if you want any photos of your daughter's birth because she is 💥HERE!💥" and in about 5 seconds or less, he was right there beside me, and I assured them both baby looks awesome, there is nothing to fear, everything was going to be just fine here. I let him know she'd be pretty slippery, so to make sure and have a good grip around her neck after her head is out, and while her body turns... and there you have it! This amazing homebirth happened before my eyes, with a bit of my guidance, and with a lot of human willpower and brilliant teamwork between this couple.... in a tight corner of their bedroom, at 9 in the morning. 5 minutes before the midwives arrived. This was my first full birth photographed. I'll never forget that incredible experience. .
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#homebirth #daddydelivered #thisisbirth #unassistedbirth #unassistedhomebirth #diybirth #birthisbeautiful #birthisamazing #birthisintense #rockstarbirth #birthinggoddess #birthingcouple #supportinbirth #motheroftwo #birthphotography #doulasupport #doulas #iphotographbirth #idocumentnewlife #canadianbirthphotographers #birthphotogs #birthbecomesher #ellianagilbertphotography

[PART1/2] That time I almost caught the baby... Daddy was down the hall in the livingroom, filling the birthing pool. Mama was with me in her bedroom, having explosive surges that brought down her waters right there beside her bed. I crouched and peered and saw her daughter's head right there. Midwives had been called and were en route but there was no time for that now. I pulled my camera off my neck, and shouted to dad "Daaaaaaaaaaave you'd better get in here 💥N O W💥 if you want any photos of your daughter's birth because she is 💥HERE!💥" and in about 5 seconds or less, he was right there beside me, and I assured them both baby looks awesome, there is nothing to fear, everything was going to be just fine here. I let him know she'd be pretty slippery, so to make sure and have a good grip around her neck after her head is out, and while her body turns... and there you have it! This amazing homebirth happened before my eyes, with a bit of my guidance, and with a lot of human willpower and brilliant teamwork between this couple.... in a tight corner of their bedroom, at 9 in the morning. 5 minutes before the midwives arrived. This was my first full birth photographed. I'll never forget that incredible experience. .
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#homebirth #daddydelivered #thisisbirth #unassistedbirth #unassistedhomebirth #diybirth #birthisbeautiful #birthisamazing #birthisintense #rockstarbirth #birthinggoddess #birthingcouple #supportinbirth #motheroftwo #birthphotography #doulasupport #doulas #iphotographbirth #idocumentnewlife #canadianbirthphotographers #birthphotogs #birthbecomesher #ellianagilbertphotography

Where the Whyte Boyz played one of their gigs last night. A Reezy was standing on the statue shouting beligerently at fans whilst Tippy Toes made clever use of that pole there. #borntobeastar #borntobe #livinglife #bornthisway #birth #livebirth #birthpics #diybirth #pregnancy #legitimacy #pharmacy #whyteboyz #areezy #tippytoes #rome #roma #italy #italia

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Mama not only birthed her baby but she birthed a big part of herself. Throughout her pregnancy she was committed to birthing this baby on her own. She was aware that the medical industry would've considered her "high risk" because she is 42 years old and having her first child.
But to her, her age only meant she was ripe with wisdom and ready to welcome the next phase of her life.
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@birthofamama

There's nothing like being in the presence of a newborn baby. Meet Terra 💗 She was ushered into this world by gravity, her mama's deep breath, primal intuitive push, and straight into her mama's hands in the comfort of her new home. (part 3)

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Petit DIY du jour pour poupette en préparation sue j'aime décorer sa chambre c'est un régal #29sa #poupettequejaime #vivementquellesoitla #grossesse #diybirth

Reunited with my fat girlz 😌 and we got alcohol infused cupcakes 😋 strawberries and champagne, chocolate and whiskey, and kahlua cinnamon sugar 😍 #moneygrowsoutofhervagina #diybirth #handsonexperiences #itsnotmeitsdefinitelyyou #doyouwannabuildasnowman #okaybye @_biancaroxass @phamlenaa @yo_kaydawg

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