My Freedom Birth Story
The day I met my precious Haven.
On September 22, 2022, I woke up from my sleep with a bursting gush of my waters releasing. Nine blissful, challenging, and beautiful hours later, Haven came home. I am forever changed.
I have always carried an affinity towards the beauty, messiness, and spontaneity of birth. As a graduate of the Radical Birthkeeper School, I have an in depth training of how to allow undisturbed to unfold birth. I support mothers who aim to give birth in freedom. For me, this looked like bringing my baby girl earth-side in the safety of my own home.
The motherhood journey is transcendent and should be honored as so. I combined photography with birthkeeping to guide mothers to manifest her ideal birth story and cherish the memories.
No matter the outcome of your birth journey, there is freedom to be found within the lines of each and every birth story.
What Is A Birthkeeper?
I believe in the physiological and spontaneous process of mammalian birth. Birth is a mother’s sacred birthright and any woman charged with the opportunity to give birth has the freedom to decide how she wishes to usher in this new life.
Whether she chooses to have a fully wild pregnancy and free birth, a journey guided by wise midwives, or birth at a hospital–birth belongs to the mother.
As a birthkeeper, I partner with mothers to manifest their dream birth by consciously creating a birth plan, receiving birth education and advocacy, navigating the unknowns of birth, and debriefing their birth stories. I take a holistic approach to guiding women to prepare their hearts to give birth autonomously.
In loving memory of Mommie
I am because you were
My mother would often recall her rambunctious “biiig baby” (as she affectionately called me) shooting out of her birth canal–10 pounds and determined to take on the world. She named me Stella, her namesake and carbon copy.
Freedom Birth Story is dedicated to the legacy of my beautiful mother. May her vivacious spirit live on.