Sneak Peek First - Scroll Down for the FULL Shot
As a doula and birth photographer. I am witness to the most amazing moments.
And then there are these moments. These rare, hardly ever happens moments. I was so excited to be witness to this unique moment, and to get to photograph it too - AMAZING!
Babies are typically born with the cephalic vertex anterior (the crown of the head and face down) presentation. Sometimes we also see babies being born "Face Up" also known as posterior - but only about 4-10% of babies are born this way at birth, though many more start this way in labour.
And then there are the more unique and rare presentations - including this FULL FACE PRESENTATION that I got to capture. Instead of baby coming out first from the top/crown of their head, the baby is born with the face coming out first. Face presentation occur in 1 of every 600-800 births.
I love this image so much that I entered it into the Birth Becomes Her 2017 Moment of Birth Contest. The contest is judged in 4 rounds, but there will be an extra People's Choice voting portion which I will be sure to share when voting starts!
I just want to end this saying I am so incredibly proud of my wonderful client. She did such AN AMAZING job and was so strong and focused through it all.
Samantha Garcia Gagnon is a birth worker in Pitt Meadows, British Columbia. She has a special focus on supporting physiologic home births and shares her years of experience and knowledge in this blog.
Proudly supporting home birthing families in Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge, Port Coquitlam, Coquitlam. Port Moody, Langley,
Surrey and New Westminster.
Filled with gratitude to be living and working in the unceded and ancestral home of the Katzie, Kwikwetlem, Matsqui, Kwantlen, and
Semiahmoo First Nations.