Morag Hastings; Vancouver’s Birth Doula and Birth Photographer
Welcome to my business page. Over the last five years, I have supported and photographed over 250 families' births in Vancouver, BC.
I work as a both a birth doula and birth photographer in clients homes and in hospitals. My clients love the support during their births and they love having the clear crisp images afterwards to remember the day their baby was born. Feel free to check out my popular facebook page where images are updated often, you can come find me on Instagram @birthphotographer, check out my recent blog posts or email me with any questions. I look forward to hearing from you.
~ Morag Hastings
Book a tea date!All my birth packages start of with a complimentary visit where we figure out if we are right for each other. Please contact me for more info I would love to hear from you.
"The thing about birth photography is it beautifully captures moments you will rarely get to experience. Morag's photography does that in a simple and lovely way. Her photography captures moments of new life and family beginnings with incredible talent!" - January Harshe, Mrs. Birth Without Fear
"Thanks for the amazing job you do of photographing birth." Karen Strange, Certified Professional Midwife, lecturer and educator.
What Clients Are Saying
"Everything Morag told me about the birth experience was exactly right. She described the qualitative elements of birth – such as how moms shed layers of clothing the closer they get to birth, how babies come wherever they want to come, no matter how small or unusual the space, how moms get closer and closer to the ground as they get ready to birth, and the sounds moms make as the surges intensify – seemingly small details, but it gave me confidence to trust the experience and where it was leading me. Most importantly, at one point I was so tired and uncomfortable from my back pain (my baby was posterior until the last minute) that I considered taking an epidural. We ended up transferring to the hospital very late and Morag said, yes, whatever, to my epidural request. But she knew I wanted to birth naturally and, I believe, because she was so experienced with birth, she seemed to know I could do it without the drugs. I am so thankful that Morag could see that I was really asking for was something to cope with the pain and that the hot water bath and hip squeezes would help. I gave birth to my daughter without an epidural and it meant I had the most amazing, memorable, natural birth experience." Doula Photography Client fall 2014. Read her full birth story is here.
" Morag is a confident, skilled doula who can be equally sweet and loving and gently firm with encouragement during labor and birth. As a midwife and primary caregiver, it can often be challenging to provide labor support, monitor mom and baby, work with other team members, keep the chart up-to-date and manage to plan ahead for a variety of possible birth outcomes all at the same time as being present with the family during such a pivotal, intimate and emotionally charged event. Having a doula on-board who can help keep the momentum and focus going is an essential part of my practice. I know that when I have to leave the room and answer the pager, or set up my equipment, Morag is providing quality care where she puts the family's wishes first and treats everyone with respect. She excels at helping people dig deep during moments of doubt in labor and birth and find their inner strength to keep going. If I was hiring a doula, I would want to be cared for by Morag." - Amelia Doran, Registered Midwife, Vancouver, BC
Morag Hastings is a Doula and Birth Photographer located in Vancouver, BC Canada. She is a DONA Birth Doula,hypno-doula, and personally experienced in childbirth. She has also participated in the Birthing from Within Mentor and Doula workshop and graduated from the Langara College Professional Photography Program in 2000. Morag is honoured to provide services as a birth doula and a professional birth photographer to families living in Vancouver, BC Canada.
Hello, thank you for stopping by. I am an experienced Doula and Birth Photographer located in Vancouver, BC Canada. I hope you enjoy my website. If you have any questions don't hesitate to contact me…
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