We love the men in our lives, but sometimes they don’t have a lot of tact. I think it’s because our brains work differently. It’s no wonder it feels like we’re from different planets sometimes! In any case, it makes for some awkward situations. When you’re in labor, your man has no idea what you’re going through. There’s no telling how he’ll react, but hopefully he doesn’t say anything these men said in the delivery room!
The first few weeks after birth can be pretty crazy. Your whole world changes when you have a baby, and as a first time mother you might be very unsure of yourself. It’s a stressful time! It’s important to prepare as much as you can, and never be afraid to ask for help.
Doulas are every pregnant woman’s best friend (next to their best friend, of course). They are by your side for every step of the pregnancy. They’re there to talk to, to confide in. They understand what you’re experiencing and support you from morning sickness through post partum. Doulas are awesome!
Childbirth is intense. The physical pain you endure is unbearable, the emotions you feel are incredible and run the gambit of extremes, and when you hold your child in your arms for the first time, it feels like a miracle. The entire experience is surreal, and these photos capture the raw essence of childbirth in a spectacular way.