Born into her daddy's hands comfortably at home at 41 1/2 weeks.
8 lbs 13 oz
22 inches long
Soon to be big sister.
I've always thought the toilet was a great place to labor.I'm not a doula, but I had to show daddy some techniques I've previously observed to be useful to help cope through contractions on the toilet. I don't know why a gentle touch on the knees helps with the pain, but it sure does.I showed him how to provide forehead support (Note in two photos above, she was seeking counterpressure on her forehead.) and then went back to staying behind my camera and out of the way.
These photos of her facial expressions on seeing her newborn remind me of the woman in Business of Being Born who gave birth in the birth center.
Thank you, for letting me share this joyous experience and the first moments of Lainey's life with you!!
You have such a beautiful family, the paparazzi couldn't help themselves. :)
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