like the willow strong and unbreaking, women must also transform during childbirth and surrender to each surge as they birth both themselves and their child.

“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works. My soul knows it very well.” Psalm 139:13-14

we have been called to walk with women along their journey into motherhood.


for this is a sacred transformation in which women deserve to be held and celebrated.


we will help guide you through a deeply nourishing experience that is centered in trusting your ability, intuition, and the divinity of it all.


about us


pregnancy guidance + birth support.
postpartum care.
motherhood photography.
in-person childbirth education.




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join a class

Are you looking to gain knowledge and confidence, support a healthy pregnancy, prepare for the birth YOU desire, and have a smooth transition into motherhood?

Our online classes are meaningfully created to guide women seeking sacredness and autonomy through invaluable teachings as they navigate pregnancy, birth, and postpartum. These classes provide holistic education, blending modern knowledge with ancient wisdom, to ensure that women feel informed and in control of their birthing experiences.

the sacred path to unmedicated birth

join us as we embark on a journey preparing for natural birth through meaningful education. this course will set the foundation with supporting a healthy pregnancy, delve into the physiological process of birth, labor signs + coping techniques, inner work, and all things postpartum. a complete guide to knowledge and confidence.


walking in nourishment

pregnancy nutrition is the single most important aspect of prenatal care, yet many women are not informed and put on “restrictive” diets. this course will help you embody nourishment during pregnancy.


the sacred window

this course is focused on guiding women through a physiologic postpartum. helping you prepare for an experience that safeguards short and longterm reproductive health. leading you through all things health and recovery.


harnessing alignment + mindfulness in motherhood


I’m so glad you’re here!

Hi! I’m Angelia, a birth worker of over five years, documentary photographer and owner of bending willow birth.

I am deeply passionate about honoring and preserving undisturbed instinctual birth. That the process of pregnancy, birth, and postpartum are times of transformation where women deserve to be held and honored. That the birth attendants purpose is to be with women as they embrace such a meaningful transition and have the autonomous birth they desire. That through documentary photography we can preserve these beautiful moments motherhood holds.


what mamas have to say about working with us

“Angelia was absolutely wonderful to work with! She made the birth experience so much more manageable for me and my husband. I truly do not believe I could have gotten through my home birth without her support. The prenatal visits were extremely informative, and her continuous encouragement was so helpful. She has a gentle, calm, and positive presence.

We also did maternity and newborn shoots with Angelia and were so happy with the photos! Highly recommend Bending Willow for doula and documentation services. :)"

- Allison