I was able to meet with Tess and Chris in the last weeks of her pregnancy. In talking with Tess, I felt an instant connection. She reminded me of myself before I had my first child. Tess was going to be delivering at Northside Hospital, a hospital with the highest cesarean section rate in metro Atlanta. I wasn’t sure how a natural birth would look at Northside, but I had a good feeling Tess and Chris were going to make it look easy.
It was the middle of the night when their doula, Cynthya and I headed up to Northside to join Tess and Chris. Tess progressed very quickly and when we arrived, was having an ideal Hypnobabies labor. As Tess was laboring in the shower, the baby’s name was decided. The last moments before Claire was born were tense but she was perfectly healthy and vocal from the very beginning. The connection and energy between Tess and Chris that night was intensely beautiful and something I will never forget and I'm glad they have this video and photographs to memorialize the day/night.
Video shared with client's enthusiastic permission!