Birth waves, more commonly known as contractions, begin to set in deeper and harder as this mother enters the active labor stage at St. Jude's hospital in Fullerton, CA.
Husband and wife hold hands as he supports her during the beginning stages of labor at St. Jude's hospital in Fullerton, CA.
A mother waits patiently for labor to begin at St. Jude's hospital in Fullerton, CA.
A grandmother smiles over her minutes born grandchild born at St. Jude's hospital in Fullerton, CA.
A newborn girl lets out her first lusty cry after being born at St. Jude's hospital in Fullerton, CA.
A family member leans in close as mother and child bond just minutes after birth at St. Jude's hospital in Fullerton, CA.
This mother holds onto a bowl as she experiences nausea, a common experience felt by many women during pregnancy and labor.
Nancy Pol, CNM of South Coast Midwifery, provides relief to a mother during a homebirth in Santa Ana, CA.
A birthing mother holds onto her husband tightly and affectionately during the active labor stage at her home birth in Santa Ana, CA.
A newborn boy rests peacefully against his mother's chest during skin-to-skin shortly after his home birth arrival in Santa Ana, CA.
Jessica Roush of Rosebud Births doula services in Newport Beach helps to provide comfort during a planned home birth utilizing a birth pool.
Jessica Roush of Rosebud Births doula services in Newport Beach provides massage relief while the birthing mother experiences birth waves, or contractions, during a home birth in Huntington Beach, CA.
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