Baby Girl | Vancouver Birth Photographer + Doula

On a beautiful early summer day in Vancouver, labour began slow and steady. Soon to be big brother, dug in the garden and ate freshly picked raspberries, while his mom worked hard to bring his new baby sister into the world.

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Look at this amazing mama at 8cm ready to go to the hospital… quickly!

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With not much time to spare we made it to the hospital ….

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Where dad proceeded to catch his baby girl. The first one in the room to get eye contact with his daughter.

Dad catching baby

Sweet relief!

mom and new baby

Vancouver Doula Apple Blossom Families- Vancouver Birth Photographer Morag Hastings

Vancouver Doula Apple Blossom Families- Vancouver Birth Photographer Morag Hastings

Vancouver Doula Apple Blossom Families- Vancouver Birth Photographer Morag Hastings

Vancouver Doula Apple Blossom Families- Vancouver Birth Photographer Morag Hastings

Vancouver Doula Apple Blossom Families- Vancouver Birth Photographer Morag Hastings

 

dad and new baby

 

The next morning they were back home as a family of four.

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To read another inspiring home birth story here.

 

Morag Hastings is a Doula and Birth Photographer located in Vancouver, BC Canada. Come check out more of her work on her facebook page at www.fb.com/vancouverbirthdoula or feel free to email me at moraghastings@gmail.com.
Welcome to the world sweet girl.

First Baby of 2013 | Vancouver Birth Photographer and Doula

My first baby of 2013 joined this world on January 1, 2013! It was a fabulous birth with a great couple, the baby’s aunt and a wonderful midwife team. I couldn’t have asked for a better start to 2013. The best part is the beauty and alertness of this sweet baby, check her out!

Apple Blossom Families- Vancouver Birth Photographer and Vancouver Doula Morag Hastings

Apple Blossom Families- Vancouver Birth Photographer and Vancouver Doula Morag Hastings

New Years 2012 Baby | Vancouver Birth Photographer and Doula

This morning, the last day of 2012, I was invited to a very special birth. This baby decided to come a little early and once she decided she was coming, she came quick! Her dad had the honour of catching her and her big sister was right there to welcome her new sibling into the world. A beautiful note to leave 2012 with. Happy New Years and best wishes in 2013! Here are a few pictures of this sweet baby.

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A Celebration of Birth | Vancouver Birth Photography and Doula Services

As a year-end project, I have decided to put together a slideshow of some of my favorite images from the births that I have attended over the last year. I recently broke sixty births and forty of them were in 2012! I hope while watching this slideshow you will get to experience how I see birth, in all of it’s beauty. Thank you to all the parents who have shared your images. In this slideshow there are images of baby’s being born as well as some nudity. Music by Eleanor Murray, Cedar, “Electric Sky.”http://eleanormurray.com check out her site for more amazing music!

**** Please change the gear at the bottom of the viewer to HD for better viewing.

 

If you want to see more click here to watch a video featuring local midwives.

Christmas 2012 Baby | Vancouver Birth Doula and Photographer

It wasn’t how this mama wanted to spend her Christmas morning, with waves of contractions and the intensity of labour. But by evening, just before midnight, C and J’s baby was born into this world. A perfect baby girl born on Christmas day. Happiness filled the room as this little lady joined us, looking like she was covered in snow. She was covered in vernix (a white creamy substance covering the skin of the fetus during the last trimester of pregnancy) and alert as can be. Here is a sneak peek of this sweet girl.

Apple Blossom Families- Vancouver Birth Photographer and Vancouver Doula Morag Hastings

Apple Blossom Families- Vancouver Birth Photographer and Vancouver Doula Morag Hastings

Apple Blossom Families- Vancouver Birth Photographer and Vancouver Doula Morag Hastings

My little dragon baby | Vancouver Birth Doula and Photographer

Welcome to the world my little friend.

Apple Blossom Families - Birth Photographer and Vancouver Doula Morag Hastings

Siblings at births 72 birth photographers from around the world.

I am lucky to be part of an online birth photographer community. This group has helped inspire me over the last two years with information and inspiration. The best part is the slideshows we produce as a community. This one has 72 birth photographers from all over the world who have contributed their images of siblings at births. Sit back and enjoy the show!

Baby London | Vancouver Birth Photographer and Doula

I got the call, baby London was ready to arrive. He came into this world just as the clocks turned to 12.13.12. What an incredible journey it was, mom and dad pulled their baby up into their arms with so much joy it was contagious.

Apple Blossom Families- Vancouver Birth Photographer and Vancouver Doula Morag Hastings

Apple Blossom Families- Vancouver Birth Photographer and Vancouver Doula Morag Hastings

Apple Blossom Families- Vancouver Birth Photographer and Vancouver Doula Morag Hastings

Apple Blossom Families- Vancouver Birth Photographer and Vancouver Doula Morag Hastings

Apple Blossom Families- Vancouver Birth Photographer and Vancouver Doula Morag Hastings

Apple Blossom Families- Vancouver Birth Photographer and Vancouver Doula Morag Hastings

Apple Blossom Families- Vancouver Birth Photographer and Vancouver Doula Morag Hastings

Apple Blossom Families- Vancouver Birth Photographer and Vancouver Doula Morag Hastings

Apple Blossom Families- Vancouver Birth Photographer and Vancouver Doula Morag Hastings

Apple Blossom Families- Vancouver Birth Photographer and Vancouver Doula Morag Hastings

Apple Blossom Families- Vancouver Birth Photographer and Vancouver Doula Morag Hastings

Apple Blossom Families- Vancouver Birth Photographer and Vancouver Doula Morag Hastings

 

Apple Blossom Families- Vancouver Birth Photographer and Vancouver Doula Morag Hastings

Apple Blossom Families- Vancouver Birth Photographer and Vancouver Doula Morag Hastings

Apple Blossom Families- Vancouver Birth Photographer and Vancouver Doula Morag Hastings

Apple Blossom Families- Vancouver Birth Photographer and Vancouver Doula Morag Hastings

Apple Blossom Families- Vancouver Birth Photographer and Vancouver Doula Morag Hastings

 

 

12.12.12 Baby Boy | Vancouver Birth Photographer and Doula

Here is a peek at this quick boy born today so fast I had to send my back up photographer, Jozi Grant. Welcome to the world little man.

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Apple Blossom Families Vancouver Birth Photographer and Doula

Apple Blossom Families Vancouver Birth Photographer and Doula

Little Brother | Vancouver Birth Photography and Doula

A little peek at this sweet boy that was born in the early hours of this morning. Welcome to the world little man.

 
Morag Hastings is a professional Vancouver birth photographer and doula. She is DONA Certified Birth Doula, hypno-doula, specializing in birth photography.