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Catching Her Baby at Home


The night before Halloween my client welcomed her second baby into the world at 42 weeks and 3 days. She birthed her baby surrounded by her family. What a wonderful way to be brought into the world.


When I arrived things seemed pretty calm. S. was in the ensuite bathroom listening to her Hypnobabies tracks while her husband sat close by supporting her with each wave. Her friends were in the kitchen making spaghetti and looking after their daughter.


Vancouver Birth Photographer Apple Blossom Families

But then it moved into her hips….


Vancouver Birth Photographer Apple Blossom Families
Vancouver Birth Photographer Apple Blossom Families

The purse was her daughters camera. She was ready for the action. 🙂


Vancouver Birth Photographer Apple Blossom Families
Vancouver Birth Photographer Apple Blossom Families
Vancouver Birth Photographer Apple Blossom Families

That moment of disbelief that things were really happening.


Vancouver Birth Photographer Apple Blossom Families
Vancouver Birth Photographer Apple Blossom Families

A few moments later it was clear S. was not getting out of the tub.

Vancouver Birth Photographer Apple Blossom Families

And just like that she birthed her baby’s head into her hands.


Vancouver Birth Photographer Apple Blossom Families

No one had a chance to catch. S. reached down and pulled the baby up to her chest.


Vancouver Birth Photographer Apple Blossom Families

Yes there was 8 of us in the ensuite bathroom…. ha ha


Vancouver Birth Photographer Apple Blossom Families

Big sister coming in to check out her new baby.


Vancouver Birth Photographer Apple Blossom Families

The family snuggle.

Vancouver Birth Photographer Apple Blossom Families

I love midwives.

Vancouver Birth Photographer Apple Blossom Families

Their friend carved a special knife to cut their babies cord. It worked really well. I was impressed. What a beautiful thing.

Vancouver Birth Photographer Apple Blossom Families

8lbs 10 oz! And peeled postdate feet.


Vancouver Birth Photographer Apple Blossom Families

Home birth newborn exam.


Vancouver Birth Photographer Apple Blossom Families

Grandma and Grandpa arrived soon after.

Vancouver Birth Photographer Apple Blossom Families

Champagne time.


Vancouver Birth Photographer Apple Blossom Families
Vancouver Birth Photographer Apple Blossom Families

Then it was time to light the pumpkins. Happy Halloween!


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Vancouver Birth Photographer Apple Blossom Families
Vancouver Birth Photographer Apple Blossom Families
Vancouver Birth Photographer Apple Blossom Families
Vancouver Birth Photographer Apple Blossom Families
Vancouver Birth Photographer Apple Blossom Families
Vancouver Birth Photographer Apple Blossom Families
Vancouver Birth Photographer Apple Blossom Families

All images by Morag Hastings with Apple Blossom Families.


A huge thank you to my clients for sharing their birth stories with the world. It means so much to so many.

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