A twin home birth is not something that most people come across often. A lot of people think that twins need to be ᴅᴇʟɪᴠᴇʀᴇᴅ in an O.R via ᴄ-sᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴ… and while that can be true, it’s also true that you can birth twins ᴠᴀɢɪɴᴀʟʟʏ, at home and with one baby even being ʙʀᴇᴇᴄʜ. There is something magical about the birth of twins, and these photos give a breathtaking glimpse into the world of multiples.
The story is told from a photographer in photography and video at home birth. “I got a call from Vilate around 9pm. She was calling to let me know that she thought ʟᴀʙᴏʀ was starting and that she’d keep me into the loop, but to be ready to leave once I got the call.”
“Months earlier during our first consultation, she had mentioned that she ʟᴀʙᴏʀs quickly. This was her 4th and 5th baby, so I trusted the knowledge she had about her births packed up all my bags and got them ready to go. About an hour later I received a text from Vilate. You can come now.”
“About 5 minutes after arriving (ʙᴀʀʟᴇʏ long enough for me to get my equipment set up), twin was bO.Rn into his mother’s arms with the help of her ᴍɪᴅᴡɪꜰᴇ. She pulled him up to her ᴄʜᴇsᴛ and held him close… even through the ᴄᴏɴᴛʀᴀᴄᴛɪᴏɴs she was getting for baby.”
Soon after twin was born, Vilate handed the baby to her sister while she prepared for the birth of the next twins. As she laid back, her husband helped support her slowy down to the ground so she could ᴘᴜsʜ. Twin little feet started making their way out when the ᴍɪᴅᴡɪꜰᴇ said “twins is presenting ʙʀᴇᴇᴄʜ!” With focus and grace, the ᴍɪᴅᴡɪꜰᴇ helped deliver baby ʙʀᴇᴇᴄʜ. He was bO.Rn a quick 4 minutes after his “older” brother!
After both twins were born, Vilate started having some intense after birth ᴘᴀɪɴs. With both twins in her arms, you could feel the joy between her and her husband ᴇxᴘʟᴏᴅɪɴɢ. While mom got up and situated, the midwives started to do the newborn checks. Both babies weighed 6 lbs 12 oz and 6 lbs 13 oz, respectively, and both were around 20 inches long! This was amazing, considering most twins are typically smaller at birth. Both babies are happy and healthy, and their birth was one for the books. Vilate’s strength is ɪᴍᴍᴇᴀsᴜʀᴀʙʟᴇ.