It's been 4 weeks since I photographed the birth of the Roderick family's third and final child at Baptist Hospital in Pensacola, FL. It's taken me 4 weeks to blog about this birth not because the pictures weren't ready and not because anything went wrong. In fact, it was the opposite - this was a beautiful birth filled with love and support. The reason it's taken me so long to make this post is that I have been struggling to come up with the right words. And you know what? I still don't have them. So I'm going to use the mother's own words that she wrote to describe her final birth experience.
"Birth can teach you so many things if you let it. Our story didn’t go quite according to plan yet at the same time, it went so much better than I could have ever imagined or planned for myself. Just because the “plans” change, doesn’t mean everything has to go out the window. You can’t really PLAN your birth. You can PREPARE. You never know what cards you’ll be dealt. All you can do is play them as they come. My third and final birth experience taught me so much about myself and about birth. I’ll never be the same." - Lindsey
Isn't that lovely and true? You can't really plan your birth but that you can prepare.
Now I'm going to share some of the pictures highlighting baby A's birth and the amazing support system that Lindsey had in her husband, her doula, her midwife, and her nurses.
*Pictures below will contain moderately graphic images showcasing how incredible women's bodies are at bringing new life into the world but sensitive areas will be covered.
Mama, Lindsey said it best when she described their new addition as their caboose who made their family complete.
Doula | Amber with Belly to Cradle, LLC
Hospital | Baptist Hospital
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