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Calm And Beautiful Pictures Of A Woman Giving Birth At Home

This woman is a lesson in chill to us all.

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Photographer Kathy Rosario has captured a beautiful series of images of a mother delivering her baby in a water birth at home.

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Rosario told BuzzFeed that "the mother in the story and I strongly believe that this needs to be shown to the world just to show other women that home water-births can be done safely."

She regularly photographs babies, and has documented six births, including this one, was keen to highlight how "completely calm" the atmosphere was during this delivery. "The room smelled of lavender and the mother was almost in a meditative state in between her contractions. She was happy, smiling, and laughing," she said.
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She regularly photographs babies, and has documented six births, including this one, was keen to highlight how "completely calm" the atmosphere was during this delivery. "The room smelled of lavender and the mother was almost in a meditative state in between her contractions. She was happy, smiling, and laughing," she said.

"Even with her 4 and 2-year-old present, everything was peace and quiet," Rosario told us. "It was truly beautiful."

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When she found out that her friend was planning on giving birth at home, Rosario said that she was especially keen to capture the process.

"It made me question why so many women without complications have hospital births, although it's obviously important to have a trained midwife at the birth and an emergency backup plan, as we did here," she told us.
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"It made me question why so many women without complications have hospital births, although it's obviously important to have a trained midwife at the birth and an emergency backup plan, as we did here," she told us.

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The only challenge, she said, "was capturing the birth in a tasteful way, at good angles."

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"The moment she looked in between the baby's legs and found out she was a girl was especially memorable," Rosario told us.

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She added, "the mother already had two boys, so this was a shock and very special for her!"

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Rosario said during all the births she's captured she witnessed “men step up and be there for their women. Watching the bonds they share is so touching and inspiring.”

A trained midwife was also present throughout.
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A trained midwife was also present throughout.

The shoot took around two hours, from before the baby was born, right up until when the mother began breastfeeding afterwards.

"I think these babies are going to love seeing these photos one day! I mean, how cool is it to see yourself coming into the world. I know I would love to," she said.
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"I think these babies are going to love seeing these photos one day! I mean, how cool is it to see yourself coming into the world. I know I would love to," she said.