I was thrilled when she told me she was pregnant again and wanted me to be her midwife. Just 2 days ago she gave birth to her 2nd baby, Aria.
Here are the photos, telling the story of her home waterbirth...
|Laboring in the tub. Ashley was the first mom to use our new portable tub. When she got in for the first time she said, "Just so you know, this feels SO much better!"|
|Listening to heart tones as mom labors in the water.|
|Big brother Ryder was around for the entire labor. He got to see the normalcy of birth and what it looks like to see mom work hard, surrounded by her support team.|
|Laboring mom holding mom's hands.|
|Hard, strong, exhausting work!|
|All of the excitement wore the big brother out!|
|We all get to lay eyes on Aria for the first time.|
|I love all of the hands in this photo, welcoming beautiful Aria.|
|Hello sweet baby!|
|She had such a short cord!|