I think one of the most nerve wracking tasks for partners is the drive to hospital during labour! Women worry about their own comfort and managing their surges/contractions while driving - ‘do I sit in the front or kneel in the back’, ‘do I wear a seat belt?’ And they also worry about their partner, how will they be feeling etc etc.Read More
I will just start by saying, our recent birth experience was amazing!!
In my younger years I was actually somebody who didn’t think they wanted children at all. I think this strongly stemmed from my fear of pregnancy and childbirth that came from growing up in a society that makes birth sound so terrible. When I met my husband he assured me that he would someday like to have children and so I spent the following few years becoming almost obsessed with researching pregnancy and birth.Read More
One of the common reasons women choose to encapsulate their placenta is to help prevent postpartum (postnatal) depression, baby blues or other postpartum mental health concerns. Many of my enquiries state this as a reason they’re considering it, my reply is often lengthy and considered. So I decided to put my thoughts into a post so I can share it with everyone. My answer is always, yes it can BUT……. there’s more layers of thought needed…..Read More
I’m so blessed to work alongside some amazing people here on the Sunshine Coast and Sandie is one of those people. Sandie is a midwife and a HypnoBirthing Practitioner and recently her partner, Carol, had their first baby - little Nyah. I was so delighted to photograph this beautiful, loving family just days after her arrival.
Photographing families in the comfort and ‘safety’ of their own home is wonderful. I say ‘safety’ because we know having photos taken can be really daunting at the best of times never more so than just after having a baby. Thank you Carol and Sandie for being so vulnerable and honest for your session with Nyah…… she will love seeing how much her Mum’s love her in years to come.
If you are having a baby in 2019 and want real, emotional, loving photos with your baby, get in touch now ~ booking are limited ~ want more information? Get in touch here
If a baby is born outside of hospital - is it an emergency? Last week baby Ayla decided to be born on route to hospital, there was no panic, surprise yes, but no panic. Our local media spread this story far and wide yesterday with all kinds of embellishment added to ‘spice up’ the story. Definitely a reflection of our dramatic culture (surrounding birth at least). Yesterday my clients and I were able to listen to about 3 minutes of the 000 call and at no time was anyone terrified or screaming. Is birth really an emergency when it happens simply, even by the roadside. Yes, there are situations where complications arise and emergencies happen, I’m not talking about these instances. But of spontaneous onset of labour, being at home where women feel safe and comfortable and then following their own instincts as to when to leave for hospital. Actually, in this particular case, Aimee wasn’t even sure she WAS in established labour - there was no pattern to her surges, no visual signs her labour was intensifying. We are all different, our desires for birth are different, we ‘progress’ at different rates. Let’s support unique women as individuals and meet their needs as they arise - rather than trying to force them into a ‘box’ to make them fit a system - that often lets women and families down.Read More
I found Bron when I was half way through my pregnancy as a first time mum and was seeking her support for my partner at our birth and she gave him the confidence to go beyond what we ever imagined he would be involved in the birth of our baby girl and she supported me through the most powerful birthing experience I could ask for.
We had done Calm Birth (Karen from Fit For Birth) so knew Bron would complete our birth team perfectly. She went above and beyond through my pregnancy connecting with us on a level where we were just so excited to share our birth day with her. She made me feel confident, empowered and excited for the birth of our first baby.
I get so excited telling our birth story and how amazing Bron was. My due date was getting close and I would talk to Bron most days just telling her how I was feeling and checking in and it was so reassuring to have her advice and guidance during this time. My birth day had arrived and its one of my happiest days yet. My entire labour was 8hrs in total from first contractions to holding my baby girl in my arms. I felt calm and relaxed labouring at home through most of my labour with Bron there for support and advising us when the time was right to make our way to hospital. It was reassuring knowing Bron was there to guide us to the hospital and to our birth suite, liaising with hospital staff, respected my birth plan and letting me stay focused and in the zone.
I was able to have a drug and intervention free labour and birth that I had wished for and Bron gave my partner the confidence to get involved in the delivery of our baby girl which is the proudest moment of his life. Bron captured the most amazing images of the moments during my birth that I didn't get to see and to be able to look back on these memories are priceless..
Bron stayed with us until we checked into maternity suite, made sure we had been fed, had ice and heat packs, made my partners bed up and got us settled in before leaving. She also visited the next night to drop off my encapsulated placenta and debrief on our birth or anything we needed to discuss which was amazing.
If you are wanting to experience a positive and empowering birth like we did we would recommend having Bron as your Doula. Thank you Bron for empowering us to have the calm birth that we wanted and going above and beyond all our expectations.
I first met Caitlin and Mick for placenta encapsulation, I dropped off her capsules at their home only to be greeted by 2 gorgeous beagle boys! Having 2 beagles myself, I knew I had to photograph this beautiful family. I came back a couple of days later and hung out with them, capturing the space of curiosity, discovery and all the newness a baby brings.
For many couples dogs are like their first kids (they aren’t called fur babies for no reason) I often wonder what pups think with their humans bring home a baby - life changes for everyone!
The first few days at home are both magical and a bit scary at the same time. You finally get to slow down and really absorb the details of your new baby - hospitals are busy places! But at the same time, you’re on your own, just the two of you and your little baby, figuring it out for yourselves! I love the way parents look at their babies, totally mesmerized, drawn right in to every little noise they make, the rest of the world disappears!
I really love capturing these early days, baby features are still so tiny, you can stare at the all day long and it’s not a day wasted! Pregnancy seems to take an eternity, they arrive but only stay little for a flash in time, yet the photos remain to look back on and see how much they’ve grown - no longer fitting in the crook of your arm.
Isn’t this nursery to-die-for! Cailtin is an interior designer and stylist - totally shows!
A newborn session with me is super relaxed, we’ll just hang out in your bedroom or living room, lots of baby snuggles, no pressure to ‘perform’ and have a totally sound asleep baby, no cheesy smiles at the camera or uncomfortable poses - just you and your sweet babe, tangled up in your babymoon bubble, loving each other!
“Working with Bron from Kindred Birth has been an absolute pleasure. From the moment we met there was an instant connection and it felt like I was working with a dear friend. We had planned for photos straight after our Lotus style birth but due to complications needing my son to go to the special care unit we weren’t able to. Bron was so kind and understanding and worked with us to organise an alternative time to complete our photo shoot. Bron also took care of our Placenta encapsulation and we couldn’t be happier. I had my placenta encapsulated with my 3rd baby as I had heard from a friend that it helped settle the hormones after birth and eased the effects of the baby blues, which I had struggled with with my first and second births. After having really positive experience with it with my 3rd I knew I’d definitely do it with my 4th. Bron was there waiting when I got back to the maternity ward and I didn’t have to worry about a thing, she took care of everything and had it back to me in 2 days. She delivered my capsules to me in hospital, wrapped beautiful with my beautiful placenta prints. For me the capsules helped lessen my bleeding, bring my milk in and the biggest difference I felt was the emotional stability it gave me. I recommend encapsulation to everyone I speak to and can’t speak highly enough of the support it gives me in my 4th trimester. Thank you Bron for all you have given me and we so appreciate all the love and support that you’ve given in this lost special and precious time xx
It fills me with joy to follow a family from early pregnancy through to birth and postpartum. Kelly, Sam & big brother Otis invited me into their lives around 10 weeks into Kelly's pregnancy.Read More
Thank you Tenille & Alex for trusting me to care for you both as you prepared to meet this gorgeous little soul, Apollo. It has been an absolute pleasure to know you all!
If there are angels on earth she is defs one of them. Not only was she there in my pregnancy helping us prepare for birth, she was there holding me up with Alex during each surge, capturing those first raw precious moments (she is also a very talented photographer) & helping me have a shower after it was all over. She came back to hospital the next day to bring me her homemade lavender lips lip balm and belly support bands and we had a lovely reflection/debrief on how it went. But it didn't stop there..She came to visit at home and cooked me a delicious healthy dinner and desert! And then gave me a beautiful massage! She also brought me her special blend herbal salt bath. If that's not VIP treatment IDK what is. I feel so spoilt and I'm so grateful that she nurtured me so that I can nurture Apollo. If anyone is having a Bub I cannot recommend enough the benefits of having a doula as an extra support person! Thank you Bron.
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