Birth | A behind the scenes look at birth photography | Gauteng Birth Photographer
“Trust in and rely confidently on the Lord with all your heart
And do not rely on your own insight or understanding.
In all your ways know and acknowledge and recognise Him,
And He will make your paths straight and smooth [removing obstacles that block your way].”
Getting to finally show you this “Behind the scenes” of shooting an actual birth has been nothing less than trust and faith. I am super excited to give you a little glimpse into a world that I love so much it sometimes hurt. It’s a world that are still a little bit foreign to some people, but I truly hope that with this different angle, the critics will be able to soak up the inspiring and wonderful thing that is Birth Photography.
I’ve been honoured to work with some of the best in the industry on this project and I would like to thank Heather from Midwives Exclusive for allowing me to shoot this video at her facilities, Natalie from Creationography for documenting me in front of the lens for a change, Tania from Tania van Twisk for putting the video together so beautifully and then not to forget my brave and fabulous mom Sunica for allowing me to document the birth of her baby.
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The next hour was the hardest for me, it felt like torture. It had gotten dark and we lit candles around the bath. I was trying all different positions, but struggled to find something bearable. I had worked so hard on breathing and relaxing, but when the contractions came it was so crushing, all I could do was ride it out and wait for it to be over.
An emergency C-section is exactly what it says – an emergency measure. You will have to discuss any risk factors that you have for that happening with your gynaecologist. Common reasons are obstructed labour, failure of labour to progress, placenta praevia (development of the placenta in an abnormally low position near the cervix), foetal distress, gestational diabetes mellitus, and improper positioning of the foetus for delivery.
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