Home Birth with an SCV Midwife- Santa Clarita Birth Photographer
I am so excited to share a beautiful home birth film. In case you missed her birth story, read it HERE and the beautiful images. Or just scroll a bit and I will share her words. She is an incredible and strong mother!
Birth after a stillborn.
I delivered 3 boys before Rutha Joy, all at the same Hospital, and all with the same Obstetrician
group. When I switched to my midwife at about 30 weeks, my one request to her, was to deliver
Rutha Joy as fast as my body would let me.
I wanted to have a home birth for many reasons. No interventions, no epidural, no OB telling me
what to do, and cutting the umbilical cord to early. Having my sons with me. The biggest reason
I wanted a home birth was, that I did not want to be at the same Hospital, the same room,
and/or have the same doctor as I did with Gideon.
I had an appointment with my Midwife the day before my due date. I asked her to strip my
membranes, and then I went to the chiropractor. Basically get my body ready to deliver my
When I made it home, my oldest son was already taking a nap. I was able to get my other son
down for his nap as well. I called my midwife and birth photographer to let them know I was in
I went to wake my husband with tears in my eyes, to let him know I was in labor. He worked all
night and did not get to sleep, as soon as he got home. Babies never come when it is
convenient, and that was true for my husband every time. He got my birthing tub ready, and I
laid down to wait for my midwife to arrive.
Rutha Joy arrived an hour after my midwife got to my house.
The things I remember about my birth, was having a wonderful moment with my midwife. I was
able let go, and heal. Let go of feeling like a failure for getting epidurals, losing my son at 34
weeks, and getting ready to accepting the intense pain that comes with contractions.
By the time my Doula arrived I was already in the tub, birthing freely. I had a few contractions,
and then I had a contraction, that made me want to jump out of the tub. I heard my midwife say
she is here. Reach down and grab her. In that moment I went from the worse pain, to no pain at
all, and was holding my little princess.
The best part about having a home birth was like always, hearing Daniel say good job momma,
and having my boys minutes later meeting their sister.