Denver Birth Photographer - Monet Nicole

Denver Birth Photography Blog

Denver birth photography stories by leading Denver Birth Photographer, Monet Nicole. These stories take place across Colorado, in homes, birth centers, and hospitals. Each image captures both the big and small moments of your birth day. 

Welcome Baby Scout - a Mountain Midwifery Birth Story

Mark and Phylicia messaged me late one evening...asking me if I had availability for their birth date. I fell in love with them right away. Just through that one simple inquiry message. I somehow knew we were meant to take this journey together. And so I eagerly replied YES! 

We met a few weeks later at Steam, a quaint little coffee shop in Denver. Mark and Phylicia brimmed with excitement and anticipation. We talked about birth. We talked about good food. We laughed. A lot. They couldn't wait to meet their baby, and I couldn't wait to capture it. I knew that their birth story was going to be a special one. 

Phylicia went into labor and worked through contractions for over a day before we all met up at Mountain Midwifery in the early hours of the morning. When I walked into the room, Phylicia exuded strength and beauty. She was still laughing. 8 cm and ready to meet her baby. She got into the tub and Mark joined her soon after. Her contractions were strong and consistent and before long...we were pushing. 

Her baby's head began to crown and her midwife decided that the bed was the safest play for Phylicia and Mark to meet their baby. Within seconds of moving from tub to bed, baby Scout was born! She went right to her mama's chest, with her dad cradling them both from behind. So much love. So much joy. So much beauty. 

I also had another client go into labor this morning. After baby Scout was born, I ran over to University to capture Ander's birth...and then I came back and joined Scout and family a couple of hours later. 

You can follow Phylicia Mark, and Scout on instagram (highly recommend it!) @askproy @mcsadsarin and @scoutieoutiedopealicious 

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Posted by Monet Nicole
A Powerful Baby + Co Birth in Denver, Colorado

Adrienne had a history of a fast birth, so when she texted me on a Friday morning with the news that her water had broke...I jumped out of bed, grabbed my camera bags, and waited for her to tell me it was time to join them at Baby + Co. Adrienne was expecting her third baby...and after two boys, we all wondered if they'd welcome a girl into their family. I LOVE when parents decide to wait to find out the sex of their baby. It's a choice I wasn't strong enough to make for my own births, but it's so much fun to capture! 

Contractions didn't get intense at home, but Adrienne and Skylar drove into Baby + Co because they knew that third babies were often called "wild cards" for good reason. They didn't want to have to fight through rush hour traffic in Denver during transition. 

Because her water had broke, this sweet baby needed to come earthside. The midwives offered Adrienne many different suggestions of things they could do to get labor to start naturally. Adrienne spent the day on the breast pump, walking the halls, taking herbs, and finally some castor oil to get labor going. And once it got going...well things moved very quickly. Adrienne's contractions came on strong and before long we were pushing out her baby on the birth stool. 

It took Adrienne and Skylar a few minutes to process what had happened once their baby was in their arms...and so you can imagine their shock and joy when they looked down to discover they'd just had a baby GIRL. (And in one of the BW photos, you'll see Adrienne's dad react to the news that he has a granddaughter....LOVE IT!) I just adored working with Adrienne and her family. I loved working with the midwives at Baby + Co. (And how special that little Aria was born in the same room that my own daughter, Eliza, was!) 

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Posted by Monet Nicole