Photography of a Homebirth with a Pittsburgh Midwife

Pittsburgh Homebirth Photographer | Mary Beth Miller Photography
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This lovely Pittsburgh Mama reached out to me for birth photos as she began to prepare for the homebirth of her fourth baby!
This was her third homebirth with a midwife! I absolutely love documenting homebirths, especially when the older siblings are present.

little girl with hand on pregnent moms belly


When I take on a client that plans to have a homebirth, I offer to attend and photograph one of their in-home prenatal appointments when they are in their last trimester. Most Pittsburgh midwives will come to the families home for all of their prenatal appointments and they usually involve the whole family. It was a good opportunity to ensure that I knew exactly where they lived and to let her three children get to know me a little more before their baby sister was born.

midwife on couch of pittsburgh home with birth client and her daughter for prenatal appointment
pittsburgh midwife on couch for prenatal appointment with homebirth client
pittsburgh midwife prenatal appointment with homebirth family


The midwife lets the kids help listen to the baby’s heartbeat and take Mama’s blood pressure.
Of course, they also wanted to listen to their own heartbeats with the stethoscope!

midwife with pittsburgh family during prenatal appointment before her homebirth
pittsburgh midwife taking moms bloodpressure with children for homebirth prenatal appointment on couch at home


Very early one morning about a month later, I received a text that she may be in labor! Since this was her fourth baby I never like to risk waiting to see if it is *really* baby time because these 2nd/3rd/4th/5th babies tend to come fast! (not always, but yes, most of the time they do!) I arrived at the same time as the midwife but it turned out to be a false alarm, which is more than ok for me! I’d rather come to a false alarm than possibly miss a fast birth!

mom in labor in bathroom for homebirth with midwife


Fast forward to another day at 2:00 a.m. and I received a text and this time it really was baby time! Mom may have been in denial and feared that it was another false alarm but I wasted no time grabbing my bags and heading out the door. It is a good thing I left when I did because her baby arrived within an hour after I arrived!

husband outside bathroom while wife is in labor


Many laboring moms end up in the bathroom on the potty while they work through their contractions.

mom in labor in bathroom for homebirth with husband on toilet


With the support of her amazing husband, she was able to relocate from the
bathroom to the living room, in between contractions to get into the birthing tub.
Her husband had it all ready to go and filled with warm water

mom in birthing pool in living room with husband and children for homebirth


Although it was 3:00 a.m., Mom promised her son and daughter they could be present for the birth
of the baby. So their Dad and I went in and woke them up and told them it was time. However, we let the toddler stay asleep.

mom in birthing pool in living room with husband, midwife and daughter for homebirth


After a few very intense contractions, one on top of another,
we all knew that her baby would probably be born at any minute!

mom delivers own baby in birthing pool in living room with husband, midwife and daughter for homebirth


Mom reached down and delivered her own baby!

mom delivers own baby in birthing pool in living room with husband, midwife and daughter for homebirth
mom delivers own baby in birthing pool in living room with husband, midwife for homebirth
mom delivers own baby in birthing pool in living room with husband, midwife and daughter for homebirth


There is just absolutely nothing like being there the moment a baby is born.
The room just fills with excitement and relief and joy and awe all at the same time!
And it’s just so much more special when the older siblings are there to watch the baby being born!
This mama did a great job at preparing her kids for the birth of their baby sister.
Although, her daughter already got to be present for the births of her little brothers!

mom delivers own baby in birthing pool in living room with husband, midwife and daughter for homebirth
mom delivers own baby in birthing pool in living room with husband, midwife and daughter for homebirth

While her midwives prepared her to get out of the tub and on to the couch,
Dad took his brand new daughter to meet her big brother and big sister!

father introducing newborn baby to siblings after home birth
father introducing newborn baby to siblings after home birth
father introducing newborn baby to siblings after home birth
father introducing newborn baby to siblings after home birth
father introducing newborn baby to siblings after home birth
father introducing newborn baby to siblings after home birth
father introducing newborn baby to siblings after home birth

You have no idea what an honor it is to be present during such intimate moments like this.
I am so grateful to be able to document these moments for a family!

father introducing newborn baby to siblings after home birth


I hope that you enjoyed seeing some of my photography of a homebirth!
This Mama really trusted her amazing and experienced Midwife that attended this birth and her previous homebirth.
I really love to be able to witness the amazing work these midwives do!
We are so fortunate to have a handful of amazing midwives in Pittsburgh!

Are you considering a Homebirth?
Feel free to message me so I can give you a list of current midwives
that attend home births in the Pittsburgh area.

Are you expecting a baby in 2020?
Are you considering birth photography or maybe a Fresh 48 Session?
Allow me to document this very special time for your family!

Please be sure to contact me early as possible to ensure that I have
availability on my schedule around your due date.

Contact me today for more information and all of the details about a
birth session with Mary Beth Miller Photography!

………

~All images by Mary Beth Miller Photography ~

Mary Beth Miller Photography specializes in birth, hospital, newborn, family and child photography in the greater Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania areas.

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Photography of a Homebirth with a Pittsburgh Midwife

Pittsburgh Homebirth Photographer | Mary Beth Miller Photography
……

This lovely Pittsburgh Mama reached out to me for birth photos as she began to prepare for the homebirth of her fourth baby!
This was her third homebirth with a midwife! I absolutely love documenting homebirths, especially when the older siblings are present.

little girl with hand on pregnent moms belly


When I take on a client that plans to have a homebirth, I offer to attend and photograph one of their in-home prenatal appointments when they are in their last trimester. Most Pittsburgh midwives will come to the families home for all of their prenatal appointments and they usually involve the whole family. It was a good opportunity to ensure that I knew exactly where they lived and to let her three children get to know me a little more before their baby sister was born.

midwife on couch of pittsburgh home with birth client and her daughter for prenatal appointment
pittsburgh midwife on couch for prenatal appointment with homebirth client
pittsburgh midwife prenatal appointment with homebirth family


The midwife lets the kids help listen to the baby’s heartbeat and take Mama’s blood pressure.
Of course, they also wanted to listen to their own heartbeats with the stethoscope!

midwife with pittsburgh family during prenatal appointment before her homebirth
pittsburgh midwife taking moms bloodpressure with children for homebirth prenatal appointment on couch at home


Very early one morning about a month later, I received a text that she may be in labor! Since this was her fourth baby I never like to risk waiting to see if it is *really* baby time because these 2nd/3rd/4th/5th babies tend to come fast! (not always, but yes, most of the time they do!) I arrived at the same time as the midwife but it turned out to be a false alarm, which is more than ok for me! I’d rather come to a false alarm than possibly miss a fast birth!

mom in labor in bathroom for homebirth with midwife


Fast forward to another day at 2:00 a.m. and I received a text and this time it really was baby time! Mom may have been in denial and feared that it was another false alarm but I wasted no time grabbing my bags and heading out the door. It is a good thing I left when I did because her baby arrived within an hour after I arrived!

husband outside bathroom while wife is in labor


Many laboring moms end up in the bathroom on the potty while they work through their contractions.

mom in labor in bathroom for homebirth with husband on toilet


With the support of her amazing husband, she was able to relocate from the
bathroom to the living room, in between contractions to get into the birthing tub.
Her husband had it all ready to go and filled with warm water

mom in birthing pool in living room with husband and children for homebirth


Although it was 3:00 a.m., Mom promised her son and daughter they could be present for the birth
of the baby. So their Dad and I went in and woke them up and told them it was time. However, we let the toddler stay asleep.

mom in birthing pool in living room with husband, midwife and daughter for homebirth


After a few very intense contractions, one on top of another,
we all knew that her baby would probably be born at any minute!

mom delivers own baby in birthing pool in living room with husband, midwife and daughter for homebirth


Mom reached down and delivered her own baby!

mom delivers own baby in birthing pool in living room with husband, midwife and daughter for homebirth
mom delivers own baby in birthing pool in living room with husband, midwife for homebirth
mom delivers own baby in birthing pool in living room with husband, midwife and daughter for homebirth


There is just absolutely nothing like being there the moment a baby is born.
The room just fills with excitement and relief and joy and awe all at the same time!
And it’s just so much more special when the older siblings are there to watch the baby being born!
This mama did a great job at preparing her kids for the birth of their baby sister.
Although, her daughter already got to be present for the births of her little brothers!

mom delivers own baby in birthing pool in living room with husband, midwife and daughter for homebirth
mom delivers own baby in birthing pool in living room with husband, midwife and daughter for homebirth

While her midwives prepared her to get out of the tub and on to the couch,
Dad took his brand new daughter to meet her big brother and big sister!

father introducing newborn baby to siblings after home birth
father introducing newborn baby to siblings after home birth
father introducing newborn baby to siblings after home birth
father introducing newborn baby to siblings after home birth
father introducing newborn baby to siblings after home birth
father introducing newborn baby to siblings after home birth
father introducing newborn baby to siblings after home birth

You have no idea what an honor it is to be present during such intimate moments like this.
I am so grateful to be able to document these moments for a family!

father introducing newborn baby to siblings after home birth


I hope that you enjoyed seeing some of my photography of a homebirth!
This Mama really trusted her amazing and experienced Midwife that attended this birth and her previous homebirth.
I really love to be able to witness the amazing work these midwives do!
We are so fortunate to have a handful of amazing midwives in Pittsburgh!

Are you considering a Homebirth?
Feel free to message me so I can give you a list of current midwives
that attend home births in the Pittsburgh area.

Are you expecting a baby in 2020?
Are you considering birth photography or maybe a Fresh 48 Session?
Allow me to document this very special time for your family!

Please be sure to contact me early as possible to ensure that I have
availability on my schedule around your due date.

Contact me today for more information and all of the details about a
birth session with Mary Beth Miller Photography!

………

~All images by Mary Beth Miller Photography ~

Mary Beth Miller Photography specializes in birth, hospital, newborn, family and child photography in the greater Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania areas.

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