This is Jes and Travis Hogan of Manhattan, Kansas, surrounded by their five daughters and new son – who entered the world in a very memorable way.
Jes's birth photographer, Tammy Karin of Little Leapling Photography, arrived at the hospital just in time to capture these once-in-a-lifetime shots.
Jes told BuzzFeed that her favorite photo is the one of her husband and nurse Linda — whom Jes describes as “that nurse with the amazing smile” — lowering her to the ground.
After the baby was born, Jes was still laying on the floor – eyes closed – with Travis calming her. "He was so obviously proud of her and excited that he got to play such a big role in the birth of his son," said Tammy.
Jes said her birth might look scary to others, but it wasn't. "I want moms to remember they are powerful and birth is amazing. No matter how it happens, please never forget your strength in that moment."
Jes also said her birth story has inspired other women to share their own story. "I believe our birth experiences are defining moments in our lives that help us women feel connected and empowered."
"I know that nothing I did was inherently special, moms do this every day. But it’s magical. Each and every birth," Jes said.
You can watch Jes's YouTube birth story below:
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