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The thought of pushing out a larger than average baby can be daunting to pregnant women considering their options for delivery. Big babies run in my family and my husband’s family, so I anticipated that my son would be big. In the last few weeks of my pregnancy, the thought lingered in the back of … Continue reading Giving Birth to a “Big” Baby: Moms Share Their Stories and Tips

The thought of pushing out a larger than average baby can be daunting to pregnant women considering their options for delivery. Big babies run in my family and my husband’s family, so I anticipated that my son would be big. In the last few weeks of my pregnancy, the thought lingered in the back of … Continue reading Giving Birth to a “Big” Baby: Moms Share Their Stories and Tips

I just love this picture. The 7-year-old daughter wanted to participate in her mommy's home birth, so she jumped in the pool and pushed on her back to relieve some pressure. (photographer Leilani Rogers)

Photographer Leilani Rogers feels watching a baby come into this world is a “heavenly experience,” and along her way to capturing 50 births she’s witnessed tender moments as well as seen things that are extraordinary and unusual.