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When The Sun Rises in the Morning / When the long night turns to morning, there is a sense of dread, defeat. "Why isn't my baby here, yet?" She says. "They are on their way," the team responds. But, we don't really know when. There is no way to really reassure her that her labor is almost over. All we can do is hold that space of desperation, with love.
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Breathe with me / Their bond was just like a dance. When she moved, vocalized or breathed he did it with her
Erin Beth Stetson
She's ok?/ An unplanned hospital induction where baby was immediately taken away and mom and dad didn't know if she was ok. This was the moment that everyone was together again.
Megan Van Zyl
This was taken minutes after Kanoa was born. Sachi's birth team was getting her room ready for her and she had a quiet moment in the birth tub with her son. The way they were just looking at each other was pure and beautiful. No words were spoken just a transfer of love. I wanted to capture this moment in an equally aesthetically pleasing way
Megan Van Zyl
Sachi laboured so beautifully with keeping calm and relaxed during each surge. I wanted to capture this calm motion in a creative way. This image was taken during her second last contraction. Her son was born with the next surge.
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Held: A mother reaches for her partner moments after birthing their baby, held as she was in the womb.
The Final Push For The Summit // As Mom was informed she had just 15 minutes left to push before a possible hospital transfer, her determination knew no bounds. Her precious miracle baby was ROP, and she was pouring every ounce of strength into bringing her child into the world. In these crucial moments, it was as if she was scaling the highest summit, giving her all for her baby's arrival.
Healing old scars / that feeling of relief when your first birth was stressful and traumatic and now you’ve had a peaceful and calm planned C-section
Stills waters / The only request for this fourth time mom was to have a water birth. And so did she. Peacefully.