See the Stunning Photos of a Home Birth That Became a Family Affair
For Panama City, FL, photographer Kiersten Grant, witnessing a mother calmly deliver her baby at home — with no doctor, no drugs, no nothing — is the definition of beauty. Such was the case when she arrived at the Wickes family home and the mother was already in labor.
With her three children (one was born in a hospital and two were born at home) wandering in and out of the bathroom where she worked through her contractions in a tub, the laboring mom took each moment in stride. When the moment came — and the midwife team had yet to arrive, mom and dad moved to their bed and welcomed their son on their own.
"She didn't scream, cry, or anything," Kiersten shared. "She made it look so crazy easy — although I totally know it wasn't! It was just amazing, [the] baby came out so peaceful, no crying, no being taken away and poked and prodded."
Within seconds the baby was nursing — before the cord was even cut! — and the big siblings surrounded their baby brother full of excitement and awe. It's a beautifully sweet scene that was all beautifully captured by Kiersten.
Read on to see all of the stunning photos from the home birth that was truly a family affair!