When photographer, Kathy Rosario heard that her friend and fellow photographer was planning a home water birth, she knew that she wanted to capture this special moment.
“To me, there is nothing more amazing than watching a woman give birth, and when it’s in the comfort of her own home it feels even more special. It was pure bliss and tranquility as we awaited for the baby’s arrival. I have photographed quite a few births already, but nothing quiet compared to the serenity of a home water birth!”
Mum breathes through contractions
She sucks on a labour-aid ice pop and even cracks a smile – what a legend.
The incredible moment when the labouring mother catches her daughter and brings her to the surface for her first breath.
After the birth, mama discovers she has had her first girl – a little sister to her two older boys.
Are you thinking of a home birth? Read natural fertility expert, Jessica Bourke’s account of her home births here.
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