Incredible Water Birth Photo Series Captures Pure Serenity in Delivery (PHOTOS)

Carinn Jade | Jul 7, 2015 Pregnancy
Incredible Water Birth Photo Series Captures Pure Serenity in Delivery (PHOTOS)

Kathy Rosario lives for babies, and it shows! The South Florida photographer took photos of her friend's water birth that are full of so much love and emotion, the feeling nearly jumps out of each frame. 

Birth is often considered chaotic, painful ... anything but calm. But Kathy's description of the moment leading up to birth makes us think serene anticipation.

In her words, "There is nothing more amazing than watching a woman give birth, and when it's in the comfort of her own home it feels even more special. It was pure bliss and tranquility as we awaited the baby's arrival. I have photographed quite a few births already, but nothing quite compared to the serenity of a home water birth!"

Do you have a photo like #5?

 

Image via Kathy Rosario Photography

  • Getting in the Rhythm

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    Image via Kathy Rosario Photography

    The waves of contraction come and go, and it's important for a laboring mom to get into a comforting rhythm. This mom said labor-aid popsicles (pictured here) helped -- and she made them herself.

  • Contractions Coming On Strong

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    Kathy explained that her friend entered the tub when the contractions were coming on strong. This was her third time giving birth, so her body had experience in this process.

  • The Magic Moment

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    Mom reaches down and gently guides her baby out of the womb and into the world!

  • Welcome to the World

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    The baby is released from the birth canal and Mom gets to hold her for the first time. You can see the look of relief and joy so clearly.

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  • Boy or Girl? It's a Surprise!

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    Image via Kathy Rosario Photography

    Mom has two sons waiting for the arrival of their new baby, and by the look on her face it seems she was expecting another boy. Surprise! It's a girl! Mom gave birth to her first daughter.

  • Post-Birth Bliss

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    Image via Kathy Rosario Photography

    Baby has arrived safely, and Mom's delivery work is done. Look at them both so blissed out!

  • Teamwork

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    Image via Kathy Rosario Photography

    No woman can do it alone. Here's Mom surrounded by the team that helped prepare her and welcome baby!

  • A New Chapter Begins

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    Image via Kathy Rosario Photography

    A new chapter begins; Mom and baby settle in for her first feeding. Beautiful.

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