A most powerful birth | NJ birth photographer
Growing up I don't remember people talking much about birth, except that it was exceptionally painful. My mother told me that it was indeed painful, but that once you hold your baby you forget the pain. (I'm not sure I agree with her on that last one. I'm pretty certain that I'll remember the sensations of labor and delivery always.) But when we are so focused on the pain and the fear of that pain, we miss out on conversations about the incredible power of birth. Let's make the power and joys of birth our new normal. Our bodies know what to do and even as a laboring mother cries out "I can't do this," she IS doing it. She is bringing her baby into this world, and it is extraordinary.
This mama was extraordinary.