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Husband comforting wife during labor at Bellingham Birth Center. Photography by Renee Bergeron.

The Birth of Greyson: Bellingham Birth Center

I arrived at the Bellingham Birth Center for Devon’s birth on a sunny afternoon to find her laboring and in good spirits while her husband worked on a cross-stitch project for their baby. While I have seen plenty of grandmas knit during their daughter’s labor and I’ve even been known to work on my knitting …

Bellingham doula, Carolynn Slocum, supports Jessica during her labor.

Tirzah’s Birth: Bellingham Birth Center

Tirzah’s birth is the third birth I have photographed for Jessica and Jon. Their first son, Matthew, was diagnosed with Trisomy 18 during a routine ultrasound. They knew that Matthew might have a very short life. Jessica carried him to term but Matthew was stillborn. He was born surrounded by love and tears. Less than …

Rainbow baby, Asa's beautiful birth center birth. Bellingham birth.

Birth of a Rainbow Baby {Asa}

Ten months ago a very special little boy was born. His name was Matthew, he had Trisomy 18 and he was stillborn. I had the honor of photographing¬†Matthew’s birth. Jessica and Jon showed such amazing strength and courage as they walked through a difficult, complicated pregnancy and birth. I will never forget the moment Jon …

Beautiful, natural water birth of Lydia . Bellingham Birth Center

Water Birth of Lydia

Lydia’s water birth was unusual for me in several ways. First of all, her mom Lynn booked me less than 24 hours before her birth! Usually moms contact me very early in pregnancy, often as soon as they have a positive pregnancy test. Lynn’s due date was so soon (the next week) that I felt …