Laura & Joel - London Birth & Newborn Photography
I was due to photograph the birth of this little girl, Ariadna but due to an early emergency induction for pre-eclampsia we decided that it would be better for me to visit Laura and Joel at home shortly after the birth.
It was so beautiful to see how enchanted they both were with their baby and how tiny and perfect Ariadna was. Although Birth Photography was something that Laura, who is also a Doula, had really wanted we had a lovely chat and debrief about her birth and how although it was not the birth she had planned she had managed to have a peaceful and empowering birth with the support of Joel and a close friend, Sofi, who is also a Doula.
In our session I witnessed the incredibly close bond that Laura and Joel have. He helped her many times to get Ariadna latched on and was always close by offering physical and emotional support.
It really reminded me just how important having close emotional support during birth and during the post partum period is to women. It can have such an impact on birth and recovery.
As a Doula myself I witness this time and time again. If you would like to speak with me about my Doula or Birth Photography services please do get in touch by filling in the form below