In the US, women today seem to have an endless number of options for how, when, and where they birth their babies. From a scheduled C-section to homebirth, the choices can be overwhelming. Fortunately, there is someone to you help sift through and truly understand those options; as well as support your informed decisions. So, depending on the type of birth you choose, how does doula care benefit you?
As a birth photographer I see all types of births in countless variations. As a mother, I have been through nearly every kind from induction, to homebirth and back to the hospital for a C Section for my last and final baby. The choices and options seem endless when you are planning it all out. One way to explore all of those options is to hire a doula to help you decide what is best for you. But in addition to a doula, most mothers find that having a flexible birth plan is a perfect way to understand all of your options and be prepared for anything that might arise during the birth of your baby.
Being a new mom, it is difficult to find the information you need. I have compiled a list of resources in Northwest Indiana for pregnancy and postpartum (aka, the 4th trimester). This list is in no way complete, so if you’d like to me to add something to the list, leave a comment! I’m always happy to have more options for new parents!
Although nearly ALL photographers love capturing the beauty of life’s precious moments, not all photographers are created equal. Not all photographers have the skill and demeanor necessary to work with your precious little blessing. Newborn photography is in a class all its own and requires the right person for the job. After all, they are only small enough for newborn photographs for a limited and fleeting time; by the time the proofs are back, they’ll already be to the next stage. Make sure you hire the right newborn photographer with these tips and tricks:
In today’s family portrait photography market, clients typically have to decide between two options. Do you choose A.) a “shoot-and-burn” photographer or B.) a full-service photographer. If you don’t know the difference (or if you never knew there was an option), don’t worry, you aren’t alone. Allow me to explain: