“My sweet Bellamy Alene, her pregnancy I truly thought would be the death of me. The pregnancy took a toll on me physically, and mostly mentally. Every day was a new challenge I had to face. I literally questioned if my body was actually allergic to giving a little girl life because of how insanely different it was from creating little boys. Weeks of false labor. Do I call Ashley and the midwives? Is this it? It felt like it. Almost every weekend I was having pretty intense contractions, but I remained hesitant to call. It just wouldn’t progress. One
Reflection 2020 was a rollercoaster for many. We all hold different emotions to describe this year. Quarantine, during Covid-19, gave me a chance to revisit goals and visions. 2019 was a year of reflection, but I was feeling overwhelmed. I needed to withdraw to find a happy balance. 2020 has given me the opportunity to hone in on what fills my cup. What brings me joy and makes me feel like I’m making a difference in this world. Birth Photography does just that. Leaving a birth, I hold your magical memories within my camera. In these moments, we created
The walls were singing as I arrived. The Zappey family were shaking their hips to rap music through contractions. There is no one way to deal with contractions and Jackie chooses to dance through them 🙂 Salmonberry Birth Center was a glow with soft lights and calm green walls. The air was filled with such a wonderful scent from the diffuser. Her husband Jake and sister Tamera were there as part of the team. Jackie was loved and supported. Their baby set the record for biggest baby born this year at the birth center! Also the 500th baby the midwife
Clara Elizabeth 8lbs 6oz March 22, 2019 @ 1:34pm “They say it’s never too late to switch providers…well, I confirmed that. At 36 weeks I switched from an OB to a midwife because I had recently become awakened to this model of care aligning more with my views of childbirth. At 40 weeks 0 days I had prodromal labor throughout the night so, when it started the next night, I didn’t think much of it, other than to breathe through them as my hypnobirthing course taught me. I timed them, as I had done the night before, and still wasn’t
Hi, I’m Ashley and I believe your birth story matters. The day you welcome your baby into the world matters. Documenting your strength and power matters. Birth is a transforming experience that is positively worth capturing!