I actually hadn't intended on blogging this birth story until the New Year, but after finishing up the film I knew I had to share it before then. These are just a handful of images from this amazing birth, but the video truly tells the whole story. Please know that there is "nudity" (shocking, I know..*sarcasm*) so if you aren't comfortable with babies being born, please do not watch. I had originally intended on posting this on Facebook but because of their rules and standards, it will get my account shut down. Use this beautiful birth as an example of how backwards society is. Naked women are allowed to be seen as sexual beings on social media, but when the body is shown doing what it was made to do, it is shunned.
Ashley, thank you so much for once again letting me document your babies arriving Earth side. You're strong, inspiring, beautiful inside and out, and I know Ryder's birth story is only going to empower more women to seek the birth they dream of.
This is birth, folks. This is life. It's time we stop censoring bodies that are doing what they're intended to do.