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Home Birth Photography

Kathy Rosario Captures the Natural Water Birth of Her Friend

— July 7, 2015 — Lifestyle
It's not every day that a person is able to witness a home birth, let alone a natural one taking place in water. But when photographer Kathy Rosario learned that one of her good friends was delivering her third child this way, she knew she had to document the experience not only for the mother, but her audience as well.

Much more calm and collected than one would expect, the home birth looked to be self-directed with a mid-wife simply overseeing the event. Of course, there was probably a lot more happening behind the scenes, but seeing the mother catch her own baby is a powerful image. Perhaps this series will inspire more women to have home births themselves.
Trend Themes
1. Natural Home Births - Photography services that specialize in documenting natural home births could become more popular as more women opt for this type of delivery.
2. Self-directed Deliveries - Technology companies could create platforms that provide information and support to mothers who choose to have self-directed deliveries with midwife assistance.
3. Empowering Birth Experiences - Companies in the wellness industry could develop products and services that empower women during their birth experiences, such as natural birthing classes, birthing tub rentals and postnatal care services.
Industry Implications
1. Photography - Photographers could target a new market by specializing in home birth photography and offering services to midwives and mothers who choose this type of delivery.
2. Healthcare - Hospitals and healthcare providers could consider offering more options for natural home births, such as midwife-assisted deliveries, to meet the growing interest and demand from mothers.
3. Wellness - Wellness centers and providers could create packages and services that cater specifically to pregnant women and new mothers, such as natural birthing classes, postnatal care services and support groups.
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