The Birth of Rory {Home Birth Photography} | Las Vegas Birth Photographer

Rory’s birth was everything that his mother hoped for. MacKenzie and I talked last June at her pregnancy announcement session about her previous labor, and how she really hoped to have a natural labor with a midwife for this baby. I can relate so deeply to moms who have struggled with a labor not being what they hoped, and working toward a redeeming, positive birth for their second baby. One that empowers mom, and brings forth baby in a gentle way. Rory’s birth was indeed what she dreamed of.

Mackenzie called me in the early evening, just to let me know things were moving along. She had been working with her midwife that day, taking an herbal supplement to encourage her body to begin labor. As I began to make morning arrangements for my own children, she texted again, this time sounding a little more serious. However, when I called, she was certain this baby was not coming “until daylight tomorrow.” Just listening to her for a few moments, my instinct said that things may move more quickly than she imagined, and that she could go have a rest and wake with too little time for me to make the thirty-minute drive. When MacKenzie offered up her couch for the night, I decide to go get comfortable with them.

As suspected, we both had a short nap, and she woke up with more signs of cervical change and labor progression. Keith returned from checking on their pups, we called the midwife to update, and we took another {shorter} nap. This time I woke up to hear MacKenzie in the bathroom. She still thought things were moving slowly. When the midwife heard that mom was sitting on the toilet though, she knew it time to come check on the laboring mother.

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MacKenzie said that this part of labor surprised her, because she felt so calm and serene in the bathroom. It was her calm before the storm. She knew the real work was to come, but felt so peaceful in these moments. Sarah, her midwife, checked on baby and mom, and then we both stepped back to just let MacKenzie be meditative.

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Eventually, MacKenzie started to feel a few mild urges to push. This is when she decided to move to the tub and prepare for Rory’s arrival. Keith, who had been trying to put big-brother Orion back to bed, returned to the room with him. Orion smiled and said, “Momma push.” He’d been practicing his support role this whole pregnancy.

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MacKenzie followed her instincts through the pushing stage, while Keith and Sarah cooled her with a cold wash cloth. Before long, Rory was born into his mother’s hands. She did such a beautiful job, and Rory’s birth filled the room with love.

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  • Stephanie Rubyor - What a beautiful birth story and the images are so moving. ReplyCancel

  • Cydnee Jex - Wow! Absolutely stunning images! What a beautiful moment to have in pictures.  Beautiful birth photography!ReplyCancel

  • Robin Edwards - Sarah these photos are stunningly beautiful. I’m so happy Mackenzie & Keith were able to bring Rory into this world the way they wanted, and that you were there so they could share these intimate moments. I’m filled with so much love and joy. Thank you so very much, I love your photography…these photos have me quite emotional seeing the birth my grandson Rory 💙ReplyCancel

    • sbchamberlainphotography - That’s what I love most about birth story photography. The images evoke such emotion. I’m so glad that you could live in these moments through my work, Robin.ReplyCancel

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