My mom made a birth & newborn book for me when I was born. I love that book. Though there are no photo’s of my birth itself (I was born in a nunnery and even my father had to wait outside) there are some faded newborn pictures of my parents and me in it, some letters and cards of friends and family and my hospital wrist band. It contains small pieces of my birth story – my beginning.
I would have loved to see an image of my father sipping communion wine given to him by the nuns to celebrate my birth. Or my mother’s relief when she finally got to hold me after a rough labour. I have to fill in the blanks, but somewhere between the pages of the tatty old book lies the story and memories of life and love at my birth.
Give your child the gift of his or her birth story one day (the entire one!) Custom-designed birth story photo books can be ordered with all Love Alda Birth Packages. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to book your timeless ties to your babies birth. Birth is a gift. Celebrate it!