From Chelsea Lietz Photography

Last week I had the distinct pleasure of photographing a natural VBAC birth in San Antonio at the Birth Center Stone Oak. I knew I loved the H family the moment I met them, and witnessing this miracle sealed the deal.  Mama was strong, determined, and inspiring.  Dad was a steadfast support with just the right words and just the right touch at each moment of a long, hard night.  Because birth is hard.  But oh, so beautiful.  I daresay “brutiful.”

Mama was attended by the midwives at The Birth Center Stone Oak, and they were calm, supportive, and completely in control.  They knew exactly what Mama needed to achieve the birth of her dreams. Their love for the H family was evident, as well. Mama labored in the birth tub, on a stool, and finally delivered a 9lb+ baby girl on the large suite bed in the wee hours of morning.

Here are a few brutiful moments that Mama has approved for me to share.  The slideshow at the end of the post tells the whole story, but the truly intimate moments, like baby’s first breath, have been saved just for Mom and Dad. Congratulations on a successful vaginal birth after cesarean! Thank you for letting me be a part of your miracle; I cried tears of joy right along with you.

Welcome to the world, Everleigh Kay.

3:17am on 10/28/14

9lb 3oz and 21.5in

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