The Birth of Ivy
A Gentle & Informed Repeat Cesarean at St. David's North
How lucky I am to be invited into these sacred spaces, to witness these life-altering experiences. I got to do this with Jenny’s family not once, but twice. This second birth though, it was different… not only did she plan for the family-centered cesarean birth she wanted and deserved, but the hospital policy where she was delivering had recently changed to allow birth photography inside the operating room during the procedure. These fourth-time-parents were treated with so much kindness and compassion throughout the process — a shining example of how truly beautiful, empowering, and wonderful a cesarean birth can be.