Matt and Brittany’s Birth Story

Matt and Brittany’s birth story is particularly special to me because theirs was my first home birth. The moment I met these two, we felt an instant connection. Their wonderful, warm, kind spirits touched me; I couldn’t wait to document this special time for them. When Brittany told me that she was planning on having a natural birth, I felt an enormous surge of admiration for her courage and determination.

I wasn’t sure what to expect when they booked their session with me, since I was used to the hospital birth setting–hustle and bustle, lots of nurses and doctors, and beeping heart rate monitors. Instead, I was invited into Matt and Brittany’s home, where I could document their love and their bringing a new life into the world. The couple had hired a midwife and doula to coach them through the process.
Brittany shone with such great love and courage during her birth. Matt was right by her side the whole time. He was so supportive during the labor and after the birth. I will always remember the deep empathy that I saw in his eyes and in his every touch. It was like, through his touch, he expressed to Brittany that he wished he could bear all of her pain instead.

Matt and Brittany gave birth to a beautiful baby boy who weighed 9 lbs. 6 oz. Coincidentally, he was born on Labor Day.