As a doula and birth photographer, I have found myself attending births all over
Bending Willow Birth is based in Lexington, Kentucky where I have attended 20 births. I have witnessed babies birthed born at home, the University of Kentucky Hospital, Saint Joseph East, and Baptist Health.
It is such a pleasure getting to work with families near and far. With that, I have also attended 3 beautiful home births in Berea, Kentucky!
What a beautiful home birth I had the opportunity to attend as a midwife assistant in Cynthiana, Kentucky.
Here in Lexington, we have an outstanding doula community. During my time as a doula here I have had the opportunity to attend a few births as a backup doula and midwife assistant. One of the backup births happened to be at the Ephraim McDowell - Fort Logan Hospital in Stanford, Kentucky, an empowering unmedicated birth for a first-time mom.
This was actually my first birth after moving to Lexington and holds a very special place in my heart. I had the opportunity of supporting a lovely first-time mom in achieving the unmedicated birth she desired at Clark Regional Medical Center in Winchester, Kentucky.
The highlight of my life as a doula was the first birth I had ever attended, the birth of my dear niece at Baptist Health - Louisville, Kentucky. I also supported my first birth as a trained doula here as well.
This was a very unique yet beautiful birth at Saint Joseph East in London, Kentucky. This momma and I met just weeks before she was due and it was such an honor getting to support her along the journey to a successful VBAC with a heart-shaped uterus.
Fort Wright, Kentucky
What an honor to support such a lovely couple though the birth of their son at the St. Elizabeth Healthcare, Family Birth Place in Fort Wright, Kentucky.
Indiana, United States
Early on during my journey to becoming a doula I had the opportunity to shadow a doula in Indiana. I attended two free-standing birth center births at the New Eden Care Center in Lagrange County, Indiana, and one at the Dupont Hospital in FortWayne, Indiana. I am so thankful for my time spent with such wise women!
There are many other places I look forward to attending births at one day including but not limited to, Georgetown, Kentucky
Mt. Sterling, Kentucky
How far are you willing to travel for a birth?
The furthest I've traveled for a birth is 1.5 hours, depending on the circumstances I would be happy to travel up to 2.5 hours for a birth. As you can see I have supported families in many places and even done in-home meetings during pregnancy as well.