One of my sweet doula babies turned one year old. Happy Birthday Hattie!
It's the time of year where I wrap up office work for the previous year. In looking back at 2016, it really was a fantastic year. I am so thankful to the 25 families who invited me to be part of their children's births.
2016 | Doula Year In Review
- Births - 25
- Boys - 13
- Girls - 12
- Vaginal Births - 22
- Cesarean Births - 3
- VBA2C - 1
- Inductions - 4
- Un-Medicated - 14
- Epidural Medication - 11 (includes cesareans)
- First Time Mothers - 9
- Second (or more) Time Mothers - 16
- The Ohio State Medical Center Births - 12
- Mount Carmel St. Ann's Hospital Births - 5
- Dublin Methodist Hospital Births - 7
- Riverside Methodist Hospital Births - 1
- Miles Driven - 6,523 miles
Welcome to baby boy Jackson! If you look closely you can see two innovative new L&D options at The Ohio State University Medical Center. The first is the Monica wireless external fetal monitor, which can allow for increased mobility during labor. The second innovation is Nitrous Oxide for pain management. If you are plan to birth at OSU - ask your care provider for more information on these options.
Welcome to the world lovely Ruby!
Harold celebrated the big 0-1 in style. Happy Birthday Harold!
This fun family enjoyed a beautiful Autumn evening together on the campus of Ohio Wesleyan University in historic Downtown Delaware.
Wishing Miss Grace the happiest of birthdays!
Welcome to the world sweet Remington!
Enjoying a wonderful evening with family at Jeffrey Mansion in Bexley, Ohio.
Settling into life together as a family of four.
This wonderful family enjoyed a lovely evening at Inniswood Park in Westerville, Ohio.
Welcome to the world sweet Theron!
Welcome to the world sweet Finan!
Sweet Nora and her family were scheduled to be my birth doula clients. I unfortunately missed their birth due to a scheduled vacation. My fantastic backup doula, Megan Van Aelst, kindly stepped in an provided them with support. It was so wonderful gathering back together a few days after the birth to meet Miss Nora, and talk about her exciting entrance into the world.
Vera's family invited me into their home to capture their newest family member just two weeks after her birth. We had a fun session together, and big brother's fire truck even made a cameo. Wishing this family a wonderful first year together as a family of four.
I had the opportunity to meet Ruby and her wonderful parents just a few weeks after she was born. She indulged us by taking a short nap on a personalized quilt handmade by her grandmother. The session was capped off by a furry photo bomb by the family's sweet cat. Wishing you an amazing first year Ruby!
Miss Anna was one of my 2015 doula babies. I was delighted to be invited back to capture her as she turned one year old. She has grown into a amazing big girl in the past year, and even showed off her new walking skills. We had a lovely evening capturing her happy spirit along with her parents on their beautiful rural property. Happy Birthday Anna!
I met Cora & Leah's family on the campus of Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio on a warm June evening. These fun girls loved smiling for the camera, yelled "Cheese Socks" as they grinned and giggled through most shots, and even had their own suggestions for poses. We ended the session with a sweet treat at Graeter's Ice Cream.
It was so wonderful getting to know this great family, and providing them with doula support and birth photography. Sweet Charlie's arrival was one of much anticipation and joy. Happy BIRTHday to Charlie!
Supporting a family as their doula, and also having the opportunity to capture images of their child's birth, is always an honor. After getting to know each other well prenatally, it is such a wondrous moment to see that couple become a family. This beautiful girl was lucky enough to be born to two very special parents. Happy BIRTHday Ellie!