As a St. Paul birth photographer, Health Foundations Birth Center is minutes from my home and I arrived there to step into a birth space with one of the most incredible energies in the years I've been documenting births. Loving partner and midwives whispering affirmations of this mama's strength while she listened to her body and labored in the spacious birth tub. It wasn't long before she birthed her baby and then settled in with a victory meal while the Center's staff did the baby's newborn exam, right there on the foot of the bed. Welcome earth side baby William. You have been long awaited and so very loved already.