Katerina’s Home Birth Story Written by Katerina •  Beaverton, Oregon This was our third baby. First home birth. I always wanted to have a family, and the birth itself was an important component for me to value. To prepare for labor, I did breathing exercises and took lots of naps. I woke up at 11pm […]

January 21, 2020

Katerina’s Home Birth Story

Home birth photography in Beaverton Oregon by Natalie Broders

Ke’Shala’s Home Birth Story Written by Ke’Shala •  Beaverton, Oregon For a while I was concerned about having a stranger be part of my birth experience. Especially since I only wanted my husband and midwives there. I was worried initially about not getting good images (me making faces or doing “weird” things). I saw Natalie’s […]

December 26, 2019

Home Birth Story

home birth photography in Portland

“I chose birth photography because I wanted to be able to remember the experience of giving birth.” “I was so in my own head and body that it is amazing to see some of the moments between my husband and I – and to see the baby emerging.” “After viewing other parents birth images, I […]

December 3, 2019

Joy’s Birth Story: Legacy Emanuel

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November 18, 2019

Protected: Sheena’s Fast labor at OHSU

Family of three after birth at OHSU in Portland

Birth is unpredictable. I spent two days off-and-on with Mariah and Seth. She was dilated to 7cm, but contractions had stopped. I went to her at the birth center, stayed the night, then returned home to give her some space to get back into her groove — while her wonderful midwives worked their magic. A […]

August 5, 2019

The Birth of Audrey: Mariah’s Story

I’m always amazed at the raw strength women posses. Ali worked so hard to bring her baby girl into this world. She pushed for THREE HOURS. When she thought she couldn’t do it anymore, her incredible support team was right there by her side to tell her how amazing she is, that she can do […]

July 17, 2019

Ali’s Birth Story

by Natalie Broders, Portland Birth Photographer Treating Engorgement Let me take a guess. When you were pregnant, you probably prepared for birth. Did you read books? Check. Take a class? Check. Prepare for breastfeeding? *crickets* Girl, same. Absolutely NOTHING could have prepared me for the engorgement that happened on day 3 or 4 – when […]

July 14, 2019

Top 3 Tips to Relieve Engorgement (first week with baby)

Anyone who’s ever been pregnant will nod in solemn agreement when you talk about the end of pregnancy. Not only is the end physically trying, it’s emotionally and mentally exhausting, too. Sophia’s first son was born two weeks late. She expected to go late again – but that didn’t make it any easier. 40 weeks […]

June 11, 2019

Sophia’s Home Birth Story

Jackie wanted to go into labor on her own. Her first two babies were inductions, and she wanted to see what it would be like. They went ahead and scheduled her induction the week after her due date. The clock was ticking. She wanted to know her body could do this. She wanted to know […]

June 3, 2019

Owen’s Birth Story

by Natalie Broders, Portland Birth Photographer If you’ve had a baby before, you know how tough it can be to feed yourself postpartum.. Let alone cook for your whole family. These crockpot freezer meals can be made ahead and frozen, so all you (or your partner) has to do to start dinner is throw it […]

May 20, 2019

Crockpot Freezer Meals: Postpartum Survival Guide

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