Fast and Furious Natural Hospital birth!
When I found out Kaley was pregnant again I was over the moon. I photographed the birth of her first son back in 2014 and couldn’t wait to meet her new baby. Not only did they hire me for their birth but they would be my first repeat clients, how cool is that?!
After her long OP labor the first time, Kaley decided to hire a doula for her second birth. She hired Jamie Hinton, who is a Midwife and doula so she is seriously the best of both worlds.
Kaley texted me in the early afternoon to tell me she thought she might be in labor but wasn’t entirely sure since she was only 38 weeks. After a couple of hours her doula texted me and told me they were headed to the hospital to get checked out just in case because they lived an hour away. We decided it would probably be best to meet them there as Jamie felt labor was about to pick up.
When I arrived I found Kaley and Andrew in a room getting her BP tested. She was cracking jokes and smiling. She thought for sure she was in early labor if she was in labor at all. When the midwife arrived and checked her, she found that Kaley was already a 7. Kaley was in complete shock. It took 36 hrs to get to this point last time and it had only been 3 or 4.
Soon after, transition hit and contractions became intense and back to back. Her husband, mom and doula were such an amazing support team and kept encouraging her to keep going for the natural birth she had dreamed of.
Less than an hour after they arrived at the hospital it was time to push. After a couple pushes their second surprise son, Griffyn, was born. She got her natural birth she had longed for.
It was an honor to be invited back into Kaley’s birth space. She totally rocked it!!
Doula- Jamie Hinton
Midwives- Acclaim Midwives of Fort Worth