Sarah Sweetman Photography » Maternity, Birth, Newborn, Children, Family custom portrait photographer based in WA. Serving communities in Woodinville, Bothell, Kirkland, Bellevue, Redmond, Sammamish, Mercer Island, Issaquah, Seattle and beyond. Telling your perfectly imperfect, wonderfully unique story.

Sindea & Randy’s Home Birth Story ~ Lynwood Everett Lake Stevens

Sindea is the beautiful face behind SK-Artistry and a former Doula at Doula Care by Sindea and so I was so honored when she asked me to come and document the birth of her sweet baby girl, Liliana (affectionately known as Hedgehog).  Sindea and her husband Randy have a beautiful love story (which I will leave for another time), and if you ever get to have the honor of being in the room with them, you will quickly see the respect and love that they have for one another.  And how much they make each laugh – even in the midst of painful contractions.

Sindea had planned on having a home birth with the aid of her long time doula friend and colleague Debra from MotherWise Birth & Postpartum Services.   While together they tried several different positions from in the birthing pool, to on the ball, stairclimbing and laying on the bed, it was evident that wee Liliana was not in a great position to move down the birth canal and was causing a great deal of pain to Sindea.  She knew something wasn’t right.

The decision was made to transfer her to the wonderful staff at Providence Pavilion for Women and Children.   The staff immediately went to work making her feel comfortable and at home and though it wasn’t gearing up to be the birth she had hoped for, it was going to be an incredible birth non the less.

Liliana arrived the next day, caught by daddy Randy.  She had the most incredible red hair and was so alert right after birth.  She kept looking around and soaking in all that was around her – i can already tell she is an old soul.  Congratulations on the safe arrival of your precious little girl. xox

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Interested in booking your own birth story being documented at home, a birth center or hospital?  Please don’t hesitate to email me sarah@sarahsweetman.com
Based in Woodinville WA but serving communities of Seattle, Bellevue, Redmond, Kirkland, Bothell, Snohomish and beyond

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