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Wow. The last few days have been very exciting! Many of you are now visiting from my facebook page and Birth Without Fear where I posted a picture of a baby born in the caul. I am thrilled that you are here and excited to share more images from this phenomenal birth.
Mama Lindsey was 41 weeks 1 day when she gave birth to her babes at home with midwife Heather Hilton (pictured below with student midwife Summer Kirschner). It was a fast labor. Heather made it just in time, and I got there about a minute after baby A was born. I knew we had a special birth on our hands because a) they were twins b) this was a home birth, free of intervention for post due twins (yay!) and c) baby B was breech. What I captured in the end? Far more amazing. Baby B came within about 5 minutes of my arrival and, having turned at the last minute, was born with a completely intact bag of waters. Rare indeed. Heather (of Central Texas Birth Center in Georgetown, TX) was amazing and so was her staff (Salli Gonzales – assisting midwife, Rebekah Galloway – doula, and Summer Kirschner – student midwife). Her skill and care for Lindsey is what facilitated this phenomenal capture. And I feel so fortunate to have been there to document it for her and this family.
So many questions have poured in about this birth. “What happens to the sac when it’s delivered intact like this?” being the most common. Answer? The midwife breaks it. In this case she had to tear it with her hands, it was so strong. Also – what were the baby’s weights? Baby A was 8 lbs. 13 oz. (!) and baby B was 6 lbs. 1 oz. If you have any other questions you should really visit Central Texas Birth Center’s facebook page and ask away. Heather is wonderful at explaining things; I’ve learned so much from her!
This and other images from this magical moment can be reviewed below. Many, many thanks to the family for allowing me to share these sacred images! Enjoy!!!