When photographing births, I don't often get the opportunity to cuddle babies. When A mother finally has her sweet bundle in her arms, it is my job to document that, capturing the emotion. I do this very quietly and without disturbing the family during this very important postpartum period. The first few hours after your baby arrives are some of the most important. The way your baby is cared for and nurtured during this time can significantly impact their transition from the womb to life outside. This first hour should be focused on baby's first breastfeeding, mother-baby and family bonding. Having an undisturbed first hour has many benefits, such as:
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Life can be so unpredictable, this is especially so in the nature of birth. We can make a plan, read a book, think it all through, but we don't really decide any of it. We can choose our caregiver, where we hope to birth, all of the little details. But that doesn't mean it will happen just that way. This is not a bad thing, or a scary thing......it is just a true thing. Luckily, it's not left up to us to decide for a reason, nature knows, it knows exactly how it shall happen. It will happen the way it's supposed to.