I filmed the birth of both of my boys. I didn’t plan on filming the first one but my mum, who was also in the delivery room, grabbed the camera and hit record and I am SO glad she did. The second birth we planned on filming but the midwife wouldn’t let us, so we sneakily set up the camera in the corner and captured it anyway. I LOVE that I have my two labours and births filmed and often make my dinner party guests watch it. Jokes.
I think if I go for a third kid, I will get a photographer in the room as well though so I can have the video and beautiful images from the birth. I clearly can’t get enough of myself heaving humans out.
This image has been doing the rounds on the internet for a while, but it’s still one of the most awesome pics I have seen of a woman giving birth. The photographer could not have timed this shot more perfectly.
How incredible for the little girl and the baby to have this image to look at as they grow up. Truly magical.
Photo taken my Marijke Thoen