|Melissa and I spent a day up in mystic Waialeale, the wettest spot on earth, offering prayers and visions of health and strength for this new light being entering in.|
|Mellow Mama. Just ten minutes before Stellar arrived. Staying calm, clear and connected for her baby.|
|Caught by both Mama and Papa, a second crowning as Stellar takes her first breath. The most beautiful moment a mother can experience. There are no words.|
I may have to start photographing more home births as I have had some serious birth buzz goin' on since this surreal event took place. Its hard to write about as us Mamas know, and for those who are not yet mamas, can only imagine. It brings tears to my eyes writing these words. Home births are not for everyone, though I believe deep down every woman is capable of one, with a few exceptions of course. The surroundings of a home birth do not even compare to those of a hospital birth. It's your birth and you choose exactly the way you would like your baby to come in. Your voice is heard in every way. The baby comes through on its own divine timing. That hint of fear of a lawsuit, better protect myself and the rush to move to the next patient just does not exist. That's not to say there aren't hospitals, doctors and nurses doing amazing things for Woman!
We are extremely fortunate to have the team of midwifes we do on this island. Though I know there are thousands of woman who have had there babies here in the hospital, I have yet to meet one. Home birth Kauai are busy little bees! Claudia, Chloe, Sharon and Colleen are doing some serious shamanic service! I like to think of all midwifes as Shamans. They are working on all levels with all energies while maintaining their peaceful presence. Many of my sisters on the mainland have shared that they cannot afford a home birth. From what I know home births on the mainland start at around 5,000. Home birth Kauai charges 2500.00 for all prenatal care, the actual birth and postnatal care as well. Why not spend the other 2500.00 to get here, live here for a few months and have your baby in Paradise?! If your thinking about having a home birth and don't know where to begin Home Birth Kauai is a great place to start!!
Endless gratitude to our dear family Jackson and Melissa for allowing us to share these magical intimate photos and for the gift of witnessing the miracle of a child's first breath.
~We would have loved to share the beauty of nudity but, blogger asks that we not allow such things! : ) Flower nipples courtesy of PS.