Parenting, Pregnancy

Mel’s baby was in breech position. Her birth photos will leave you in awe.

Carla McConnell by Carla McConnell
June 14th, 2019

WARNING: The pictures of this breech birth are very graphic, but we think they are AMAZING. 

Women are just the best. I’m constantly in awe of all the different ways women give birth and bring their bubbas safely into the world. When I think back to the birth of my first daughter I feel like a bit of a superhero. I distinctly remember how I felt, the pain, oh my god the pain, and the feeling of her pushing her way out of my body. I remember feeling like we were one person becoming two and the overwhelming absolute power of that. I could not, however, recall a single face of anyone in the room if my life depended on it. In that moment I don’t remember seeing anything.

I think this might be why I’m a little (read: a lot) obsessed with birth photography and I know I’m not alone. To see that moment of birth captured forever in an image is an amazing thing. When I came across these pics taken of a breech birth I was blown AWAY. This amazing mumma, Mel, gave birth to her little daughter Zoe who was in the breech position. Her birth photographer Kate was there the entire time to capture Zoe’s arrival in all its glory.

These pics are an absolute reminder of the power of women and childbirth and how special it is that we can not only create mini-humans but give birth to them in so many varied and different beautiful ways. We are in awe! You go, Mumma.













These incred pics have been republished with permission by Kate Kennedy Birth Photography. You can check out more of her beautiful work on her website or Instagram.

Rachael Finch talked about her two VERY different birth experiences when we caught up with her On the Couch. Tune in below, subscribe to our podcast here.