Birth Rally 2018

Another Birth Rally On The Books!

Jessie Uchytil, of Crowning Achievements Birth Services, has led us mothers in another Birth Rally.  While 2018 does bring better awareness about the rights that mothers deserve while in the process of labor, mortality rates continue to rise in the United States.  More so than other countries even.  Jessie is still passionately fighting for our rights to be respected as patients, and humans.

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We were honored by the presence of many supporters.  From midwives Barbara Purnell and Samantha Brinkerhoff, of Wabash Valley Midwives;

 

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Lactation expert Rachel Spencer, currently serving at Union Hospital;

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Katrina King, from Borrowed Hearts Region 8;

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and no forgetting Tamara Black with Usborn Books.

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It was especially pleasing to see our local news journalist join us to gather information.  The more moms we reach, the more we can empower each other. We have known for years that the healthier the mom as a person, the healthier they can be as a mother to her children.  Sometimes, in the heat of labor, this is forgotten.  That mom IS a person.  Not just a vessel for the coming baby, but she is actively a dual patient in the situation.

 

Thank you Tribune Star.

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Thank you WTWO.

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Thank you WTHI.

 

And thank you local mothers who continue to rally together for the betterment of mothers, and ultimately for us all!

Josie Girl

Josie Girl is One Year Old!

Joselyn brings joy with her everywhere she goes. Even clapping with joy!

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A loving heart like her mommy. You can see her kindness in the depths of her beautiful blue eyes.

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An adventurous soul like her daddy. Tippy-Toeing her way into walking!

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Most importantly, a personality that is all her own!  Seeing her grow, from such a place of love, I just know that the future has wonderful things for her, in the years to come.

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I mean, how often are we told we can dive into the cake? She took a moment to warm up to it, she realized we really meant it, and then she enjoyed every bite. It was pleasing to see Joselyn enjoying her Smash Cake made by Sweet Temptations.

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Improving Birth Rally 2016

 

We had another lovely Improving Birth Rally this year.

All thanks to our tireless leader Jessie Uchytil, of Crowning Achievement Birth Services.  The year 2016 has been a busy one for her, but she still kept this Improving Birth Rally a priority.

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Why would she do that?  Because maternal and newborn health is so VERY important!  Birth is a fresh start, and shouldn’t everyone have the best start possible?  By caring for our mothers, educating them, supporting and encouraging them, helping them to accomplish their dreams and goals, we empower them!  We all know what happens when we empower women – they change the world!  They enrich our community back, ten-fold.

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A beautiful day with some of the loveliest people, a wonderfully supportive community, and yummy snacks.  You can’t beat that!

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I was especially pleased to see Dr. Coutinho honored, among several others, as I have had some great personal and professional experience with her and can attest to her expertise.

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Meeting new faces is always enjoyable as well.

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And seeing everyone band together to raise awareness is what it’s all about!

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Thank you everyone for coming to learn and to show your support.  As always, feel free to contact me with any questions about images or more information about maternal health and our next Rally.

Limited “Love” Sessions

Happy New Year my darlings!  I hope it’s off to a lovely start.  And speaking of “love”ly, do I have a special for you!

To celebrate THE day of Love, I’m offering some Limited “Love” sessions for just one morning. 

On January 30th, from 9am -12noon you can claim a 15 minute spot to get pictures with the one(s) you love. Or maybe get the kids together and give Mom or grandparents pictures to cherish of the ones they love! Find out more about the special sessions, here!

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Brashier Wedding

Congratulations Jim and Jamie Brashier, you had a splendid wedding and have a bright future!

I am so honored to have been able to get to know such sweet people.  I wish many good and blessed years to come for you two.

 

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Nagy Family

Sweet captures for a sweet family!  It’s always special when you not only get to catch sweet memories, but when the children even give you hugs during the session, you can’t beat that!  I’m feeling so blessed to have been able to memorialize this time for the Nagy Family and look forward to watching them grow and flourish.

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Janella Senior 2015

Another gorgeous Senior, ready to take on the future!  Please enjoy Janella’s 2015 Senior portraits as she was a joy to photograph.

 

 

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Uchytil Fall Family

What a handsome family!  So glad that we were able to take advantage of the gorgeous weather that nature provided us so they could have their own personalized Fall Family session!  Hope to see these beautiful people again soon.

Tabitha Breastfeeding Twins

Breastfeeding is such a blessing and this lucky lady has had that gift THREE times over. Could you imagine breastfeeding twins with a toddler?  Talk about your two-for-one deal!  Thank you for giving me the privilege of photographing your lovely family and showing some of that love in action, Tabitha.  These “real life moments” make me want twins now; do you hear that honey?!?!?  😉

Holly & Stephen’s Wedding

What a beautiful day out at the White Chapel for such a beautiful couple! I couldn’t have asked for a sweeter Mr. & Mrs.  I am so honored to have been a part of their special wedding day.