Woman Shares Her Home Birth in 25 Incredible Photos

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When Erin Loechner gave birth to a beautiful daughter, she decided to do it in the most unique way. Instead of heading to a crowded hospital, full of infections and bustle, she decided to have a home birth. It was a grueling, challenging affair that lasted a full two days. She didn’t take any epidurals or other harmful medications; bravely, she fought through the pain herself.

Welcoming a baby girl into a home that is warm, loving and full of family is a wonderful idea. Her friend and photographer, Betsy King, captured all of these powerful moments.

It’s 8am and the contractions have begun.

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After much concentration, Erin was able to get through them by focusing on her breathing.

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She has a great husband who was by her side the entire time.

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The couch seemed to be the most comfy spot in the house.

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Erin recovers after a failed attempt to walk.

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Each contraction wasn’t easy , but definately worth it.home-birth9

Time for a break…

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Her hubby helps her rest as much as possible. What a stud!

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Erin faces the challenge of moving around the house.

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Contractions often brought her to the ground.

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A little massage to ease some back pain.

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Regardless of the pain, there still had to be some smiles.

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Some Breathing during contractions

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It’s getting harder to break through the contractions.

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Together, these two are a community of hope.

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Labor would be a lot worse without her two companions by her side.

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Midwife is checking her vitals, getting ready for the baby to come.

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Bath time!

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Relax? Not for long!

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Erin’s husband help her wash up.

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Their daughter will arrive soon.

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The final contractions were hard, but Erin made it through!

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It sure didn’t feel like they would ever end at the time.

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They did it!

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This is bliss in it’s purest form.

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Proud parents full of amazement.

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Even the first cry was enjoyed by this amazing couple.

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Congrats, mom and dad!

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