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Maddox Frank: New Orleans Birth Photography

Two years ago today was Mason‘s due date.  Gabriella and Michael had a wonderful natural birth planned, but things don’t always go as planned. An induction with days of labor, ended in a cesarean birth. Gabriella was determined to have a VBAC (vaginal birth after cesarean), long before she was ever pregnant with her second baby. She educated herself, changed care providers, and hired a doula, all to help her achieve this goal. Thankfully, this baby got the ball rolling on his own six days after his estimated due date. Avoiding an induction is huge when hoping for a natural birth! When their doula, Kim Davis, arrived at their home early that April morning, Gabriella decided that she was ready to make the transfer to the hospital. Kim hopped in the car with them, and they headed to Touro. The nurses were just finishing up the admitting process and getting her settled when I arrived. Michael and Kim worked so wonderfully throughout the day supporting, encouraging, and caring for Gabriella. She had a great birth team!064_Maddox_04-24-14PINIMAGE062_Maddox_04-24-14PINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGEGabriella was working through some really powerful contractions, and decided that it was time for the epidural. We all went out into the waiting area, and when we returned, we found a calm and joyful mama!PINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGEAfter a long day of laboring at the hospital, it was time to meet this baby!PINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGEVBAC SUCCESS! A healthy, chunky, baby boy!PINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGEMason’s tears quickly turned to laughter when meeting his little brother. They love each other!PINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGEPINIMAGEGabriella and Michael, it has been a joy watching your family grow! Thank you for having me be a part of your birth experience once again! You can check out the slideshow from this birth here:

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