Motherhood

Ottawa Birth Photography at Queensway Carleton Hospital

Mother with child kissing husband at hospital birth in Ottawa

Ottawa hospital birth photos with the Ottawa Valley Midwives

2019 will forever be marked in my memory as the year of babies!! Of course, it was the year I became a mother myself (to our beautiful daughter, Penny!), but it was also the year that so many of my friends began their own journeys towards parenthood, including my dear friend Brittney and her husband Evan!

Britt and I first started talking about birth photography over lunch one day after hours (literally!) of exchanging pregnancy stories and gushing over the excitement of childbirth. We also learned that not only had we both chosen the Ottawa Valley Midwives as our primary care providers, we actually had the same primary midwife (heyyy, Pascale!!) and would both deliver at the Queensway Carleton Hospital! Weirder still, when the time came for Britt to give birth, it was actually the same exact room where I’d delivered Penny 7 months earlier! The birth junkie in me was on a high from the minute I arrived at the QCH, and I’ll never forget the power of that experience and Britt’s strength as she birthed her baby into this world!! The support from her husband and her sister still makes me weepy (CUE ALL THE TEARS!!!!) and it was incredible to witness the expertise and guidance from the midwives as they helped catch baby Eddie and deliver him safely in the hospital.

It’s my absolute delight to be sharing these Ottawa birth photos with you today, with permission from Brittney and Evan. It was such an honour to be present with them that morning and I am officially hooked on birth!

Birth unit at Queensway Carleton Hospital Ottawa, Ottawa Birth Photography at Queensway Carleton Hospital
Mother in labour at Ottawa Birth Photography at Queensway Carleton Hospital
Ottawa Birth Photography at Queensway Carleton Hospital
Supportive husband at birth Ottawa Birth Photography at Queensway Carleton Hospital
Ottawa Birth Photography at Queensway Carleton Hospital
Ottawa Birth Photography at Queensway Carleton Hospital
Mother baby ward of Queensway Carleton Hospital, Ottawa Birth Photography, Ottawa Valley Midwives
Ottawa Birth Photography at Queensway Carleton Hospital
Labour Ottawa Birth Photography at Queensway Carleton Hospital
Supportive sister at birth Ottawa Birth Photography at Queensway Carleton Hospital
Holding hands at birth, Ottawa Birth Photography at Queensway Carleton Hospital
Sisters holding hands at birth Ottawa Birth Photography at Queensway Carleton Hospital
Ottawa Birth Photography at Queensway Carleton Hospital
Ottawa Birth Photography at Queensway Carleton Hospital
Husband helps support his wife at birth Ottawa Birth Photography at Queensway Carleton Hospital
Ottawa Birth Photography at Queensway Carleton Hospital
Supportive husband, Ottawa Birth Photography at Queensway Carleton Hospital
Husband helps wife deliver baby, Ottawa Birth Photography at Queensway Carleton Hospital
Pascale of Ottawa Valley Midwives delivers baby, Ottawa Birth Photography at Queensway Carleton Hospital
Emotional birth in Ottawa, Ottawa Birth Photography at Queensway Carleton Hospital
Ottawa Birth Photography at Queensway Carleton Hospital
Baby in warming box Ottawa Birth Photography at Queensway Carleton Hospital
Ottawa Birth Photography at Queensway Carleton Hospital
Ottawa Birth Photography at Queensway Carleton Hospital
Ottawa Birth Photography at Queensway Carleton Hospital
Mother with child kissing husband at hospital birth in Ottawa
Ottawa Birth Photography at Queensway Carleton Hospital
Pascale of Ottawa Valley Midwives at delivery
Baby gets cleaned up after birth, Ottawa Birth Photography at Queensway Carleton Hospital
Father and newborn baby Ottawa Birth Photography at Queensway Carleton Hospital
Ottawa Birth Photography at Queensway Carleton Hospital
Father says hello to his newborn baby Ottawa Birth Photography at Queensway Carleton Hospital
Father cuts umbilical cord, Ottawa Birth Photography at Queensway Carleton Hospital
Ottawa Birth Photography at Queensway Carleton Hospital
Ottawa Birth Photography at Queensway Carleton Hospital
Newborn tiny foot, Ottawa Birth Photography at Queensway Carleton Hospital
Ottawa Birth Photography at Queensway Carleton Hospital
Ottawa Birth Photography at Queensway Carleton Hospital
Mother and her support team, Ottawa Birth Photography at Queensway Carleton Hospital
Ottawa Birth Photography at Queensway Carleton Hospital
Mother and baby cuddle after birth Ottawa Birth Photography at Queensway Carleton Hospital
Ottawa Birth Photography at Queensway Carleton Hospital

Congratulations to the Finch family and welcome to the world, baby Eddie!!!

If you’re interested in Ottawa birth photography – or know someone who is – please get in touch! I’d love to talk more about documenting this chapter of motherhood!

If you have questions about midwifery care please reach out to the amazing team at the Ottawa Valley Midwives!

WANT EVEN MORE?…You might also be interested in: Britt and Evan’s Modern Barn Wedding at Stonefields; their Waterfront Engagement Photos at the Lake; or these Newborn Lifestyle Photos During the Christmas Holidays!

SUPPORT TEAM:
BIRTH PLACE: QUEENSWAY CARLETON HOSPITAL
MIDWIVES: OTTAWA VALLEY MIDWIVES
BIRTH PHOTOGRAPHY: AMY PINDER PHOTOGRAPHY

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