Albury Wodonga Newborn & Maternity Photography – Joelene, Brad and Louisianna
What a stunning family that I had the honour of capturing in our natural light studio here in the heart of Albury! From Maternity to Newborn, from bump to baby, it shows the story of how this precious miracle came to be!
Is there anything more precious to celebrate then the gift of new life?
International Midwifes Day was celebrated a while ago and I cant help but wonder where were we 20, 50, 100 years ago before all the equipment and knowledge that we have today?
So i’ve done a bit of study, (google knows everything!) and i’ve found some interesting stuff! Check this out! From Midwifery Today
17l6: New York City required licensing of midwives. Such licenses placed the midwife in the role of servant of the state, a keeper of social and civil order. Death during childbearing not accurately reported, but one historian estimated that birth was still successful 95 percent of the time. Men did not attend births during Colonial times, as it was considered indecent. Also, there were few doctors around. Women faced birth not with joy and ecstasy, but with fear of death and eternal judgment. One major reason that doctors were becoming more involved in birth was the decline of witchcraft. Doctors did not feel comfortable around witchcraft, and in the new colony, less was practiced. Women began to view problems in birth as a part of nature, where doctor ruled.
Thats over 300 years ago! Look how far we’ve come! Now we have so many amazing services out there that can help women and families through every part of pregnancy. From getting pregnant, to the pregnancy stage, in labour, and post birth! Amazing if you ask me!
Some of the services that I get to work with include Barb from Albury Wodonga Midwifery Services and Sophie from Lets Hypnobirth Baby – two beautiful women servicing the local Albury Wodonga and Surrounding areas with their incredible skills! Barb has lead the way in opening up her own business home on Beechworth Road in Wodonga as well, making it all the more private and personal!
Here’s cheers to beautiful people helping beautiful people make more beautiful people!! What a privilege to bring someone into this world <3
Enjoy some of my favourites from these sessions
Much Love, Kelsey xx
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