I was so excited to photograph such a unique home birth! It was nothing short of amazing. When I first got to their home, Erica was laboring in the tub. She was alert, calm, and quiet. She slowly went into a deep relaxation. It was hard to tell where she was in her labor because she wasn’t laboring like any other woman I had ever seen before. She was quiet, barely moving- just floating in the water. So calm and tranquil. Prosperity was welcomed into such a warm and welcoming environment, and I believe her personality reflects that. She was alert and quiet following birth, so similar to Erica’s labor!
Marshall and Erica decided to take the opportunity to share their intimate moment so that they can show women an alternative for pain management for labor and birth. Birth doesn’t have to be scary! Of course, not everyone’s ideal births are the same and so many circumstances play a role into how a woman gives birth, but there are options, and they wanted to share one.
Here are some of my favorites from the birth of Prosperity. If you haven’t had a chance to view the birth live, you can still view it here.