Tina and Lee found me thanks to one of my favorite doulas, Kathleen from The Labor Enabler. I just love working with Kathleen and getting to see the amazing work she does with her clients. This home birth was no different as it was nothing short of amazing!
This birth story goes back to this past September. It was Sunday, September 16th, 2018 at around 1pm when I received a text from Kathleen that Tina was in early labor. I had been expecting to hear from them soon and was ready for an evening of birthing!! We kept in close contact but later that evening her husband called me on speaker phone and said they were ready for me to come to the house. I knew she was in active labor so I headed out right away. When I arrived, they were in the bathroom working through contractions with their mid-wife there beside her and listening to baby. Shortly after this, Tina’s doula Kathleen arrived and that’s when all the fun started.
Tina moved from the bathroom to hands and knees in their bedroom. Alongside her was her dog Chiquita. Tina and Lee have had Chiquita since she was 6 weeks old and as you’ll see from the images below, she never left Tina’s side. It was the sweetest gesture! Things picked up quite fast from there and we moved to the birthing tub in the living room. At this point, I knew that baby was coming soon. This was most definitely a birth I’ll never forget. Between the love shared by Tina and Lee, Chiquita looking on, and the gracefulness of a water birth, it was the most amazing birth experience.
Not shortly after, baby was born, but needed a little extra help taking her first few breathes. As you can see mom was a great table for her new little miracle to be placed on and her mid-wife did a phenomenal job of getting her exactly what she needed. A few minutes later mom was able to turn over and see her precious little miracle for the first time. It gives me chills just sitting here thinking about it and remembering the emotion involved and seeing them so ecstatic to meet her. She was born at 11:29 pm and weighted 7lbs 1.5 oz.
Home Birth with The Labor Enabler
Fusion Video of In-Home Birth Story
And now, be sure to check out the fusion video I put together for Tina and Lee!
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Located in Katy, Texas, Kelly of Lifetime of Clicks Photography is a Houston newborn and birth photographer. Kelly creates modern classic images of maternity, your newborns, and the families that love them. Serving Houston, Katy, Sugar Land and surrounding communities.