The Best Tiny Doula: Cincinnati Birth Photographer

While we all do our best to prepare our children for the homecoming of their sibling we can never really be sure how they’ll respond to the birth (and labor) if they are present. Children are so resilient and I’ve never seen a single one freak out or want to leave the room during birth. They are generally happy to share in the excitement and with preparation are often tiny narrators to the flurry of activity. Then they are littles like this one who exceed all expectations and steal your heart with their kindness and innate wisdom. Not only did this big sister “tolerate” her mama’s labor well but she was the best doula. She was brave and nurturing. She gave words of affirmation and held space for her mom. Enjoy these adorable images. I’m still swooning.