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        Watching their souls dance together through each wave of contractions,
        I was reminded exactly why I do this job.

        I walked in to one of the most relaxed birthing rooms of my career. Jaime was laughing and chatting in between contractions, pausing every few minutes to breathe through the surges. Her lovely husband Darian was by her side, holding a heat pack to her back and her mum was there watching on. Letting them have their moment while providing the kind of support that only a mum can. The most calming presence.

        Jaime’s surges built over the next few hours and she worked through them like a rockstar. Breathing and swaying and leaning on Darian, who didn’t take his eyes off her the entire time. Watching their souls dance together through each wave of contractions, working as a team to bring their son in to this world, I was reminded exactly why I do this job. There is nothing in the whole world like witnessing a woman labour to birth a new life.

        Henry’s arrival

        Just before midnight, in one of the quickest transitions I have ever seen, Jaime delivered her baby boy. She went from laying against the hospital bed with her eyes closed, to pushing on her knees, without barely a sound. Jaime delivered Henry in less than a minute and I don’t think anyone could quite believe how quickly he’d arrived.

        There is so much I could say about how incredible this day was, how amazing Jaime was and how much love filled the room as Henry entered in, but I will let the photos speak for themselves. I hope you all love these as much as I do.

         

        Sign in a hospital room taken by Canberra Birth Photography Kayleigh McGlynn

        Woman in labour with her partner taken by Canberra Birth Photography Kayleigh McGlynn

        Woman in labour sitting on a ball with her husband taken by Canberra Birth Photography Kayleigh McGlynn Woman in the middle of a contraction taken by Canberra Birth Photography Kayleigh McGlynn

        Woman in labour surrounded by her husband, mother and midwives taken by Canberra Birth Photography Kayleigh McGlynn

        Man watching his wife in labour taken by Canberra Birth Photography Kayleigh McGlynn

        Woman in labour and her husband next to her taken by Canberra Birth Photography Kayleigh McGlynn Woman in labour leaning on her husband taken by Canberra Birth Photography Kayleigh McGlynn

        Woman in labour leaning on her husband taken by Canberra Birth Photography Kayleigh McGlynn

        Woman in labour leaning on her husband taken by Canberra Birth Photography Kayleigh McGlynn  Man pressing his ear to his wife's pregnant belly while in labour taken by Canberra Birth Photography Kayleigh McGlynn

        Woman in labour sitting on the bed while her midwives speak in the background taken by Canberra Birth Photography Kayleigh McGlynn

        Woman in labour walking with her husband around the hospital room taken by Canberra Birth Photography Kayleigh McGlynn Woman leaning on her husband while in labour taken by Canberra Birth Photography Kayleigh McGlynnWoman in labour and feeding her husband lollies taken by Canberra Birth Photography Kayleigh McGlynn Woman in labour and feeding her husband lollies taken by Canberra Birth Photography Kayleigh McGlynn

        Woman in labour leaning on her husband taken by Canberra Birth Photography Kayleigh McGlynn

        Woman in labour leaning on the bed taken by Canberra Birth Photography Kayleigh McGlynn

        Woman in labour looking down at her belly taken by Canberra Birth Photography Kayleigh McGlynn Woman in labour next to her husband taken by Canberra Birth Photography Kayleigh McGlynn

        Woman in labour laying on bed with mother and husband next to her taken by Canberra Birth Photography Kayleigh McGlynn

        Woman in labour laying on the bed while midwives check her taken by Canberra Birth Photography Kayleigh McGlynn

        Woman in labour sitting on the bed drinking water taken by Canberra Birth Photography Kayleigh McGlynn

        Woman in labour leaning on her husband taken by Canberra Birth Photography Kayleigh McGlynn Woman in labour leaning on the bed holding her husbands hand taken by Canberra Birth Photography Kayleigh McGlynn

        Woman in labour laying on the bed closing her eyes taken by Canberra Birth Photography Kayleigh McGlynn

        Woman in labour laying on the bed closing her eyes while midwife feels her tummy taken by Canberra Birth Photography Kayleigh McGlynn

        A baby's head being born taken by Canberra Birth Photography Kayleigh McGlynn

        A baby's head being born taken by Canberra Birth Photography Kayleigh McGlynn

        A woman who has just given birth holding her newborn baby taken by Canberra Birth Photography Kayleigh McGlynn

        A woman who has just given birth holding her newborn baby taken by Canberra Birth Photography Kayleigh McGlynn A woman who has just given birth holding her newborn baby surrounded by family taken by Canberra Birth Photography Kayleigh McGlynn

        A newborn baby on his mothers chest taken by Canberra Birth Photography Kayleigh McGlynn

        A newborn baby on his mothers chest with his father looking at him taken by Canberra Birth Photography Kayleigh McGlynn

        Man touching his wife's head while she holds their newborn baby after birth taken by Canberra Birth Photography Kayleigh McGlynn Newborn baby's feet minutes after birth taken by Canberra Birth Photography Kayleigh McGlynn

        A woman breastfeeding her newborn baby minutes after birth taken by Canberra Birth Photography Kayleigh McGlynn

        Mother and midwife looking at newborn baby taken by Canberra Birth Photography Kayleigh McGlynn

        Mother breastfeeding her newborn baby taken by Canberra Birth Photography Kayleigh McGlynn

        Mother laying in bed with newborn baby and father sitting next to them taken by Canberra Birth Photography Kayleigh McGlynn

        3 COMMENTS

        Oh I love it, you beautiful soul! I wasn’t going to have a birth photographer until I met Kayleigh. It was her personality and warmth she brought to a room that made me think I needed her at the birth of my final boy. It was the best decision I have ever made. The photos captured the day perfectly, that I can now go through my album and relive the emotions and feelings each step of the way of getting my baby boy out. I now get to see a view of the birth that shows how raw and powerful birthing is. Kayleigh is one of a kind and didn’t just capture the birth but added to it, her calming, happy presence made me forget she was there taking photos. Thank you Kayleigh, you are so amazing.

        Ok I’m convinced I need a birth photographer now 😍

        I so wish I’d had one for my births!

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