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Pregnant couple hold hands in front of the sunset during their maternity photography session with ArtShaped Photography and Birth Services

When Birth Workers Wear a Belly

If you are a birth worker like me, you must know that there comes a time in life when it’s your turn to lean over your community of birth gurus and ask for support during your child’s birth.

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In this colorful and delicate image created by ArtShaped Photography and Birth service we witness the love and support of dad during the birth of his daughter as he holds her hand in between birth surges.

Birth vs Open Water Swimming

I recently had the honor of interviewing a good friend over dinner, Gino, an open ocean swimmer and one of the few members of WOWSA (World Open Water Swimming Association) aspiring to take home the organization’s Triple Crown Award.

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Prengant mother walks the Santa Monica Pier shore holding her belly while the sun sets behind her. Image captured by ArtShaped Photography and Birth Services

Mother’s Love. Dedicated to all Moms.

Why is there such a huge discrepancy between medical school midwifery practices? Yes, the two curricula differ in time, notions, beliefs or lack of, but most and above all they are different in the way they treat mothers.

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Mom and Dad lay on the bed holding their newborn baby in the middle of their embrace in this colorful image captured by ArtShaped Photography and Birth Services.

The Importance of Sleep

During the post partum period, there are so many factors that need to be taken in consideration in order to support mom and her new baby, but also the whole expanded family.

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the benefits of vernix
Doula Support

The benefits of vernix

Blog post about the secret and unknown benefits of vernix and why it is important to allow baby’s skin to absorb it right after birth

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Gentle VBAC birth mama during pushing
Doula Support

Gentle hospital VBAC

Blog story about a gentle hospital VBAC that took place in Santa Monica and captured by ArtShaped Photography and Birth Services.

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shameless cesarean birth
Birth Photography

Shameless Cesarean Birth

I want the shame to stop.
I want mothers to feel celebrated, loved, respected and seen; no matter how they end up birthing their babies.

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