Denver Birth Photography - the Vaginal Breech Birth of Baby Jack
When I met Kerri and Chad over coffee, we connected immediately. It felt like we'd been friends for years. We laughed and talked about what their birth might look like - they were receiving care at Mountain Midwifery Center and were excited about giving birth outside of the hospital. But as we approached Kerri's due date, baby Jack remained comfortably in the breech position. After trying everything to get him to turn, Kerri and Chad transferred out of Mountain Midwifery's Care to Dr. Hall, one of the few doctors in Colorado who will deliver a breech baby vaginally. Chad and Kerri were well-educated about the risks and benefits of a vaginal breech birth and after much consideration...decided that they'd try for it. When they finally texted me that it was time, I sped over to Swedish hospital. I walked into the room to find Kerri moving and working through her contractions beautifully. She closed her eyes, swayed her hips, and helped her baby find his way out. During delivery, Kerri pushed with such immense strength, and I witnessed the skill of a competent and experienced provider. Baby Jack was born and placed directly in his mother's arms. The looks on Kerri and Chad's faces the moment Jack entered the world are some of my favorite ever.