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Complications arose when the attending doctor suggested a C-section, unwilling to support a VBAC. Determined for a positive birthing experience, I chose to wait for my doctor’s opinion, arriving later that evening. The option to labor through the night with a C-section as Plan B set the tone for a night of anticipation and hope.

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Birth | Lieke Pienaar | Centurion HypnoBirthing Birth Photographer

I jumped up and started cleaning the house a little, breathing through them easily using the HypnoBirthing-breathing techniques during and between surges.

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Birth | Hayden de Jager | Pretoria Birth Photographer

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.

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Birth |10 Reasons to hire a birth photographer | Johannesburg and Pretoria Birth Photographer

There is a whole new world of memories that opens up to you, your partner, your family and your baby when investing in birth photography. Here are my top 10 reasons everyone should have a birth photographer.

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Birth | Eliyah’s surprise Birth | Pretoria Birth Photographer

“Joy is not the result of getting what you want; it is the way to get what you want. In the deepest sense, joy is what you want.” – Alan Cohen
Having had no choice but to deliver her first two children via c-section, her third child was the last chance Mercia had to experience a natural birth – and it went swimmingly.

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Birth | Welcoming Michané Duvenage | Pretoria Birth Photographer

“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this. I can take the next thing that comes along.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
I never looked for a midwife or water birth, but I think God placed her right on my path. My heart needed this birth more than I knew. I wanted to deliver this baby naturally and I got just that.

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