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

Note from birth photographer Natalie Broders: Trigger warning: Infant resuscitation. This is a birth that shook me to my core. It took time for all of us to process what had happened. Everyone is okay. We are all so grateful for baby Camden, every single time we see him. I will never forget the superhuman […]

April 14, 2019

Camden’s Birth Story

strong woman pushes her baby out during hospital birth

A second time mom tells the story of her birth at Providence St Vincent hospital in Portland. She had a quick 4 hour labor, after just 7 minutes pushing her son was born on a snowy day in February. Read Annie’s birth stories in her own words:

March 2, 2019

Annie’s Story: The Birth of Milo Jay

Note from photographer Natalie Broders: When a mother is informed and feels supported, her birth story can be incredibly empowering. This is the birth story of one of the most powerful mothers I know. Jasmine had a planned freebirth on February 15, 2019 after a 43 hour labor. The bond Jasmine and her husband Maverick […]

February 21, 2019

Home Birth Story: The Casswell Family of Four

When a mother is informed and feels supported, her birth story can be incredibly empowering. This is the birth story of one of the most powerful mothers I know. Jasmine had a planned freebirth after a 43 hour labor. You can read Jasmine’s home birth story in her own words.

February 20, 2019

Home Birth Story: The Casswell Family

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