In my opinion, there is nothing more perfect and beautiful as a newborn child. To see the process of said child being born, is even more breath-taking. I have so much pride for each mother I watch go through labor...it's just such an amazing part of nature, that I am so blessed to be apart of.
Although the nurses didn't lay him towards me when he first entered this World, and laid on mama's chest, it was still a perfect moment to capture...
I walked in to a room full of sleeping giants, but one wide awake mama, still managing naturally through the pain of each contraction, taking each with beauty & grace.
Everyone was just so tired...and I was bright and chipper, at 6am, with quad-shot coffee in-hand! :)
This is why you have your best friend come to your delivery...massages!!!!
"I think it's time to start pushing..."
The look of Love...and relief.
...and now we eat :)
Natalie Bee is a Spokane, Washington-based Birth Doula and Photographer, a mother of four willings, and a PNW native.