Baby's Huntley's Dallas Home Birth

dallas home birth photography

I can't believe another one of my birth babies is already a year old!!! I was thrilled to attend the home birth of Huntley (how cute is his name) last August. As a Dallas area birth photographer I attend births in hospitals and birth centers but more and more families are choosing the comfort and freedom of home birth. This particular family had a home gym and it ended up being mama's favorite room in the house to labor and birth. 

mom gives birth at home in dallas

When I arrived this strong mama was such a champ during her contractions, trying out many positions to move her baby down and be as comfortable as possible. 

homebirth mom surrounded by support in labor

Her birth team included midwife Kasie McElhaney of Dallas Birth Center and doula Melissa Espey-Mueller of North Dallas Doula Associates. They surrounded her with hands on support as she powered through her fast and furious labor.

moment of birth
newborn baby born at home
parents are overjoyed to see their baby for the first time

I will seriously never get tired of parents' reaction faces, so much love and excitement. And if you didn't catch it, her sports bra says "badass", and a badass she definitly was!!!

dallas home birth parents study their newborn

Those first tender moments with their new son.

breastfeeding at dallas home birth
newborn exam in dallas

And a celebratory glass of champagne. 

newborn rests on bed with mom after dallas homebirth

Happy Birthday sweet Huntley. I hope you and your family had a great first year.

Doula - North Dallas Doula Associates, Melissa Espey-Mueller

Midwife - Dallas Birth Center, Kasie McElhaney