Lubbock Birth Photographer: The Birth of Kaylee

When Kasandra contacted me for birth photography, I admired her so much for planning a homebirth as a first-time mom. This is truly rare. Most first time moms don't trust the process of birth or their bodies to do this. I certainly didn't as a first-time mom, although I wish I would have had that courage.

Kasandra called and let me know she was in early labor the day before Easter. I had all my bags packed and ready to head over once she gave me the go ahead. Kasandra labored all day with contractions fairly spread out. 

Late that night when I finally came to her home, she was well into active labor focusing through each contraction. Her doula was already there when I got there and her midwife arrived shortly after me. Kasandra worked beautifully on her birth ball with her husband constantly by her giving her support. 

She moved back and forth from the living room to the bathroom to her bedroom. Her husband caught their daughter in their bed with the help of the midwife untangling the umbilical cord that was wrapped all around her body. 

Kaylee was 6 pounds 2 ounces with only 8 minutes of pushing!

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Lubbock Birth Photographer: The Birth of Adleigh

I knew the Futrell birth would hold a different emotional space for me with their history leading up to this pregnancy. Between pregnancy loss and embryo loss, there were 8 loved babies before this sweet baby's arrival. This was a long-awaited and very much wanted baby.

Lexie text me when she was 38 weeks and 4 days asking me if I was ready for baby Futrell. I was stunned when she explained she fell right on her belly at work, which sent her into labor. Luckily, Lexie, a nurse anesthetist, was already in the hospital and they were able to get baby on the monitor rather quickly. Baby was fine and mama was fine, thankfully, but it did give everyone a scare!

Several hours later, they gave Lexie some Pitocin to move her labor along. She knew she wanted an epidural right away asking one of her colleagues to administer hers when she went into labor. I remember watching her confusion as she was in a lot of pain despite the epidural, appropriate dosage, and trusted nurse anesthetist. She dilated from 3-4cm to pushing in about 2 hours.  Kelly supported Lexie emotionally and physically as she worked through her rapid progression without much pain relief or ability to get out of bed.

Lexie and Kelly decided to celebrate and focus on the health of the baby throughout pregnancy instead of the gender. Their surprised faces says it all as they welcomed their baby GIRL into the world!

Adleigh was 6 pounds 4 ounces and 18.5 inches long.

Both sides of their family were so happy to welcome baby Adleigh just moments after she was born!

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Lubbock Birth Photographer: The Birth of Chandler

I've had several mamas tell me they wouldn't want a birth photographer for the very reason that they desire an epidural and that their birth day wouldn't be much to photograph. This birth proves that very suggestion wrong. Jacquelyn's birth day was nothing short of beautiful with captured moments of laughter, connection between her and her husband, and sheer joy and surprise of holding her 10-pound baby boy in her arms!

I arrived at the hospital at 8:15am just two hours after Jacquelyn checked in. Her water broke an hour later, and she blissfully worked through contractions in the bed at 6cm dilated. Kurt, her husband, massaged her feet, brought her popcicles, and fed her ice chips all while making her laugh between contractions.

All of a sudden around 11am, Jacquelyn's contractions completely stopped. They ended up giving her pitocin, and she chose to get an epidural to work through the intense contractions that the medicine brought. Not even a full hour later, Jacquelyn rapidly dilated to 10cm and 100% effaced. 

Her doctor was in and out of the room in less than 15 minutes with the quick delivery of her beautiful son, placenta, repairs, clean up, and a handshake. This 3rd-time mama knows how to birth her babies!

Chandler was 10 pounds 1 ounce and measured 22 inches of goodness! Jacquelyn was a warrior mama and brought her son so swiftly and flawlessly into the world. I loved documenting every moment.

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