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{Baby Charlie} Utah Birth Story

This mama is amazing!  She was so strong and amazing during her birth!  Her husband was so helpful, along with the midwives and nurses to make this birth story so great!  And, in the end, it was all worth it for this perfect baby BOY!  I love being a Utah birth story photographer!  It’s such an amazing job to be able to witness amazing women & men becoming moms and dad again or for the first time!


On a Thursday morning, at 40+5, Lindsey started having contractions.  She stayed home and worked through them for a couple hours, and then headed to the hospital about 5am.  This was her second baby, and they didn’t know the gender…so it was going to be a surprise!

She labored in the bed for a while with the help of the nurses and midwifes.  They kept telling her she was so strong, safe, and to breathe.  Then, she decided to get in the tub for a little while to help relieve some of the pain.  After about only 10 minutes, so was starting to feel like she needed to push, so they got her back to the bed.  She was at an 8 in between contractions which was awesome!

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After a little bit longer, she started pushing.  It was super intense, and she felt like she couldn’t do it.  One of the nurses helped her focus and breathe, and within a few minutes the baby was born!  The first thing dad said was “it’s a boy!”  Lindsey couldn’t believe it!  She thought it was going to be a girl, and was so surprised!  She kept saying “Is it really a boy?” over and over.

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There was meconium in the fluid, so the doctor cut the cord quick, and they whisked him away to monitor his breathing for 5 minutes.  Lindsey couldn’t believe she had done it!  She said it was the hardest thing she had ever done!  She immediately knew his name was Charlie!  He was such a cute baby!

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They did the newborn exam, and he was 8 lb, 1oz & 21 inches.  He was born at 7:55am.  He did great, and after a little suctioning, they took him to mom!  She was so excited to be able to hold him!  She got to snuggle him for a little while before big sister came to meet him!  Melody (big sister) kept saying it was a girl!  Her parents said, “no, it’s a boy!” but she kept insisting that it was a girl, and she wanted to hold “her.”  I’m sure she’ll figure out pretty soon that it really is a boy!  She was so cute with her little brother (even though she wanted it to be a sister.)  She didn’t want to leave when it was time to go.

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After grandma and big sister went to get some breakfast, the other grandma came to meet her grandson with an aunt.  They all fell in love with him so quickly after meeting him!  It was amazing to see such a strong woman, give birth to such a beautiful baby, and see the whole family fall instantly in love with him!

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Isn’t he such an adorable baby?  He has the most perfect skin, and such big beautiful eyes!utah-birth-story_0252 utah-birth-story_0253 Utah Birth Story


Here’s a fusion video of the birth.

Charlie’s Birth Story from Tina Chandler on Vimeo.


I’m always so honored when I get to witness such an intimate and special moment with families!  Thanks so much for letting me be there and capture these moments for you!!


Tina Chandler Photography specializes in birth, newborn, and family photography in Utah.  Please contact me for questions, or to schedule a session. I’d love to capture the moment you meet your baby for the first time.  Those memories are priceless!  Having a Utah birth story photographer will help you remember the day by capturing all the details.

Tina Chandler Photography serves Utah and Salt Lake Counties including, but not limited to, Lehi, Orem, Riverton, Draper, Sandy, Murray, & surrounding areas.


flowerAUTHOR: tinachandler     CATEGORIES: Birth Photography, Blog, films

8 Responses so far.

  1. Amy says:

    Adorable baby!

  2. Melissa P. says:

    So many beautiful moments!

  3. Cat Brown says:

    Beautifully captured and he’s sooooo cute!!!

  4. Lindsay says:

    You’ve captured an amazing story! Congrats to the family <3

  5. breeanna lasher says:

    So beautifully captured! Great work!

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  7. alina says:

    These are so powerful!! Nicely done!

  8. Jennifer says:

    You are a very skilled birth photographer! This family will treasure these birthing pictures forever!

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