As a birth photographer, it is such an exciting moment to get THE call! I rushed over to Puget Sound Birth Center to find Alyssa rocking her birth; she was so calm and serene. She looked up at me and said hello before going back into her zone. It is truly wonderful to watch a woman’s body take control and dictate the positions that will work the best for her. Alyssa had originally planned for a water birth, but when she tried it, it just wasn’t working for her. She spent a lot of time upright in the arms of the baby’s father Jake, the to-be grandma, and her best friend Monica. They provided some of the best labor support I have ever seen!