"It put me in touch with what it means to be female in a way that we are not taught. We're taught how to have power if we can have the kind of power that men have, we're taught how to have power if we can be sexy

and appeal to a man's taste in that way, but we're not really taught the really primal embodied

raw power that is what it is to be female... and that's what you see in the birth room."       

 -Ivy Joeva, Doula, Midwife assistant, therapist, counselor, and birth advocate.

Below you will find the birth stories of beautiful children and their families. Told through journalistic birth photography,  Every birth has its own story, its own flow, its own unique style The one common denominator from birth to birth, is the beauty, the power, the grace of the mother. When a Child is born, so is a mother, and that transition is what fascinates me above all else in the birth world. These stories are told through my lens, my perspective, and I do my best to honor them here. Something I always walk away from these birth spaces with is the awareness- not that birth is hard, but that women are strong. 

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