This Mom Photographed Her Own Daughter’s Birth

posted: 07/21/16
by: Blythe Copeland
Lisa Robinson Photography

For most moms, labor has enough going on -- contractions, pain management, breathing, pushing -- without adding another task to the process. But for first-time mom Lisa Robinson-Ward, a professional photographer, it felt only natural to take charge of documenting her daughter's delivery.

From between-contractions shots of the hospital hallway and monitors to in-the-moment photos of her husband, daughter, and nurses, Robinson-Ward told The Huffington Post that keeping the camera close helped her stay calm -- even during pushing.

She says "When I was ready to push, I'd bring my hands and the camera up to my face. I didn't know what I was getting at the time, and I didn't know if anything was going to be in focus. But it helped me focus."

The photos Robinson-Ward captured from her mom's-eye view are beautiful and sentimental; she says, "When I look back at these photos, I can remember exactly how I felt. I can relieve the moment my daughter was born."