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Welcoming Emily


If you haven’t met Rachel and her family, where have you beeeeen?! We’ve followed their pregnancy and birth and now, in the final instalment of this story, a family and bath session to welcome Emily. If you need to catch up, I’ve captured and blogged their 20 week homebirth midwifery appointment here, and then Rachel’s mother blessing event  here, and finally Emily’s incredible birth story here. Go read all those, I’ll wait.


So when Emily was 9 days old, we wanted to try and capture her and Henry together, since he was not at her birth. Henry, being a 2yo, was not super in the mood, however we did our best! I love the joy we see in this imagery.



Aunty got in on the act too… so sweet!




Then Rachel and Emily had a healing herbal bath. These are such a lovely moment for mama and baby to do together, even when the birth went well as this one did. When birth hasn’t been as desired, they’re a wonderful way to recapture the joy of welcoming a new soul to the family. Read more about them here, and enjoy these pretty pictures. Emily is so delicious and Rachel is so enamoured. Can’t. Cope.




Watch the full slideshow here:


Read about how amazing herbal baths are here.



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