Birth is monumental, soul-shaking and heart-expanding. Documenting birth for a woman, a baby and a family is an honour that I approach with whole-hearted presence. As a birth keeper and mother myself, I am very comfortable within the birth space and have a deep respect for the need to be unobtrusive so that the birthing woman feels unobserved and her hormonal flow isn't interrupted.
I know many women who regret not having more photos and video of their birth, and none who wish they had less. If you're feeling a longing to have your birth experience documented, I really encourage you to honour that for yourself. These experiences are powerful and by documenting them we allow ourselves the opportunity to more deeply process and celebrate this transformation and we also give our children the gift of being able to witness the beautiful little details of their entrance to this world.