Giving birth to my daughter was exhausting, emotional, painful and absolutely one of the most profound experiences of my life. The beginning of an amazing journey without end! I was lucky enough to have a natural childbirth and able to be in the moment. I wish I had known before not to be afraid and that for all the agony and shock, it is something very beautiful.
My birth partner Antonia took this photo of my daughter's feet, only a few hours after she was born. As a single mum, I was so grateful for all the support Antonia gave me including taking such lovely pictures - they have let me relive a day that was pretty blurry!