On July 27, 2014 I had the pleasure of being both Doula and Birth Photographer for the lovely Zamzam. We were together a full 23 hours before little Niyah decided she should come meet us.
Zamzam’s birth was not only my longest to date but also the busiest. Her friends flew from the Toronto area to support her through her whole labor. Zamzam was never alone and her friends support was amazing. At one point she was getting a foot massage, leg massage and possibly hand massages from 2-4 women. I think perhaps Niyah held out as long as she did just so that her mom could realize how loved she is. Zamzam’s sisters who had flown from Toronto as soon as she went into labor made it there just after the beautiful Niyah was born.
Niyah also currently holds my record for the second biggest baby I’ve seen delivered. At 8lb 15oz this little girl came into the world extremely beautiful, and just like her mom her complexion was smooth and beautiful. Perhaps it’s all the vernix she was coated in but it’s rare that I don’t need to edit a newborns complexion. At the newborn session they are usually experiencing flaky skin… or acne or potentially even still a cone head from birth, but this little girl as you will see is such a beauty.
I was honored to be part of this little girl's passage earthside.
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