Standing Birth at Lucina Center {Edmonton Birth Photographer}

Long overdue for me to share about this beautiful birth! Baby Boston was born at Lucina Center back in June, and I finally received the green lights to post some photos on the blog. Let me just tell you it was one amazing birth! I have never seen a labouring woman this strong before: she hopped out of the tub and give birth standing up!  Amazing, I tell you. The event was full of love and emotion, and it made me cry. Thanks to Mary from Meadowlark Midwifery to be so great at what she does. She helped little Boston to come to this side of Earth with ease, guiding him into his Daddy’s arms.

Enjoy the photos.

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Your comments are greatly appreciated, so please leave some love! If you are pregnant and looking for birth photography, you can contact me at [email protected] or call me at 780-271-5468. I only book 2 births a month and spaces are limited. To view more birth stories please visit my website or follow me on Facebook.


  • Kate Thiel - This is incredible, Helga! Once again you have perfectly captured the moment. What a strong woman, amazed daddy, and expert midwife! Marie delivered Jack as well; she is an amazing woman and dear to my heart. Congrats to the new family, and kudos to the supermom for all her hard work!!ReplyCancel

    • admin - Thank you Kate! Isn’t Marie just a sweetheart? She really knows her stuff.ReplyCancel

  • Laura Fifield - Beautiful Birth story! I am also a Birth Photographer and sessions like this are just the BEST! Great job documenting this baby’s Birthday!ReplyCancel

    • admin - Thanks Laura! Your work is also very beautiful. Thank you for stopping by my blog.ReplyCancel

  • Michelle - Helga, beautiful images. Thanks so much for sharing!ReplyCancel

    • admin - Your welcome! Thank you for your comment.ReplyCancel

  • Ricky Issler - Amazing pictures Helga! This couple was in my Hypnobabies classes. I knew she would totally rock her birth! Well done mama!ReplyCancel

    • admin - I’m happy I had a chance to work with your client. I’m sure its not the last. You were a good teacher, and she was an excellent student. As you said she totally rocked it!ReplyCancel

  • Maria mathe - They are very beautiful pictures. beautiful moments too. I would like you to come to my daughter’s giving birth in December, it would be awesome to make pictures of the special event. very touchy, and so pure the pictures! I love them!!!!ReplyCancel

    • admin - Maria, I didn’t know she was pregnant! I would love to be at the birth for sure, and I don’t have any birth scheduled for December yet. Shoot me an email and we can talk about it.ReplyCancel

  • Lynnea - Absolutely stunning…both the photos & the mama!ReplyCancel

    • admin - Thanks Lynnea! Your work is beautiful too.ReplyCancel

  • Jessica | Birth Takes a Village - Love these photos! I really love attending births where dads catch… so special. 🙂 I’m from Edmonton, and while I didn’t start birth work until moving away, I love seeing photos and hearing about births there! xxReplyCancel

    • admin - Those are super special aren’t they. I know a lots of awesome birth photographer in the Vancouver area, you must know them too.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Avey - These images are so incredibly moving and beautiful. Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • Nancy - These are beautiful, beautiful images! I love that mama’s strength – the adrenaline during a natural childbirth is palpable! I just had my first, four months ago, squatting in the tub – caught her myself after a 48-hour-long labor. I adore seeing another mama be so attentive afterward too… I love that she’s right nearby during the weighing. Society doesn’t put enough of an emphasis on that special post partum togetherness like we need to! Just magic. Congratulations to the fam. <3ReplyCancel

  • Kristi Matthews - Well done momma! I’m gonna catch my next one 🙂 I’m so excited!!!ReplyCancel

  • Misti McFarlane - Thank you for all the positive words! These are from the birth of my second son.. It was a pretty incredible experience and We are so thankful that Helga was able to capture the spirit of the event so well 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Leigh Dick-Read - One day photos like this will be commonplace and attract no special attention because almost all birthing will be not only natural but naturally normal. Meanwhile … beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Maryam Elmi - I am a midwife with 30 years experance and really I enjoy it . it seems like a ancient delivery in my country Iran. Thank you for your images.ReplyCancel

  • lauren - well done mum (and dad!) what a beautiful place to give birth and gorgeous imagesReplyCancel

  • janice steiner - Just beautiful ….ReplyCancel

  • Jade - Just gorgeous, well done <3ReplyCancel

  • Alfonso Novo - Preciosas imágenes, muy emotivas.
    Felicidades a los padres!!ReplyCancel

  • Dymphna - I gave birth standing up too, my son was born weighing 4.54Kilos. Dad was there too to catch him.ReplyCancel


  • Hazel - So beautiful!
    The look on mama’s face is just amazing, what strength, joy, passion & vulnerability. Thank you for taking the pictures and also to this amazing mama for allowing the sharing of her precious birth.
    Blessings HazelReplyCancel

  • PRAVIN SIMONS - Helga we have a Birth Centre in Mumbai,India and every birth is distinctly unique. You have wonderfully captured the moments and I respect your sensitivity. ALL THE BESTReplyCancel

  • Stephanie Elaine Ferguson Bell - Beautiful! Thanks for sharing, Mom and Dad! Blessings to the little one!ReplyCancel

  • Marie Sladkova - krasnyReplyCancel

  • Juraj Parnica - DisgustingReplyCancel

  • Zuza Šusteková - wonderful 🙂 … thanks 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Zdenek Prokop - pěkné…..ReplyCancel

  • Alfonso Novo - Fantástico trabajo! Enhorabuena!!!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica Radics - So empowering, so beautiful!!ReplyCancel

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