Happy International Day of The Midwife!

Midwife Births in McAllen, Edinburg, Weslaco, Texas

"...I've seen the sweetest exchanges of love and support as women labor here in the RGV. Midwives have a way of bringing such peace and comfort into the room even when a woman's labor reaches a moment of self-doubt. A gentle touch, a much needed hip squeeze and words of encouragement are just some of the beautiful tender moments I've seen when attending a midwife-led birth. "

Midwife: "Woman who is with." "A midwife is a trained health professional who helps healthy women during labor, delivery, and after the birth of their babies."

But a midwife is not only a professional who helps women labor and birth their babies... she is also an incredible source of support and encouragement through this life-changing moment for mothers-to-be. 

I've seen the sweetest exchanges of love and support as mothers labor right here in the RGV. Midwives have a way of bringing such peace and comfort into the room even when a labor reaches a moment of self-doubt. A gentle touch, a much needed hip squeeze and words of encouragement are just some of the beautiful tender moments I've seen when attending a midwife-led birth. 

I'm constantly in awe of these amazing midwives... they are providing a much-needed  level of care that I wish I had for every single one of my babies. 

So celebrate with me! Give your midwife some love... and if you haven't considered hiring a midwife for your next birth, call one of our local providers today. I'm sure they'd love to chat with you about how different your next birth experience can be. 

Happy International Day of The Midwife!

If you are interested in a midwife assisted birth, check out the client resource page on my website! You'll find links to some wonderful birth options here in the RGV. 

If you would like to have your momentous day documented, let's chat. (Click Here)I'd love to help you preserve these beautiful memories.

Happy Birthday Baby Eli | Beautiful Edinburg Women's Corner Birth

Birth Photography Edinburg, TX | Baby Eli

One year ago in May, I got the call to head over to the hospital. Baby Eli was on his way! My friend was induced that Thursday morning and she bravely took on her induction while fighting a case of appendicitis! Her husband stood by her side as she worked through each contraction. It was incredible to watch their connection! 

I'm so drawn to the way partners support each other through labor and delivery. It's such an incredible journey filled with many challenges but when I see that love and support in the room, my heart melts. The birth space can be so intimate... I am incredibly blessed to be able to stand back and capture all of these love stories unfolding. 

That afternoon, my friend was so focused on bringing little Elioenai earth side. I saw her husband pray with her, whisper to her, and support her through each wave. I still remember that day so clearly. Her dim room, her music playing, her dad coming by with his story about his last vacation. I remember the look on her mother's face when she finally brought little Eli earth side and the tears in her husband's eyes. 

There was so much love in that room and little Eli's birth will always be such a special day in my heart. 

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and now... it's been a year. Time has flown and this little guy is a ray of sunshine! He is surrounded by so much love from both friends and family... I am beyond blessed to be able to watch him grow.

~Norma Hess

Birth Photography McAllen, TX | Birth of Castiel

Castiel's Birth story I'd like to start by touching on due dates. Can we make it a due month from now on? I think as a pregnant momma that would cause less of a headache. On July 18th 2016, at 40 weeks and 4 days I started having irregular contractions. 

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