When heavily pregnant Samantha Bulmer was rushed to hospital in excruciating back pain, it wasn’t because of her contractions.
(All photos courtesy Kris Baum Photography) How far would you go for your BFF? One woman went as far as carrying her bestie’s child. Australians Calie Fletcher and Jeni Mitchell have been friends for 20 years. When Fletcher couldn’t conceive a second child, her best friend stepped up to the plate and offered to be her surrogate.
Kim Guiley — who had a photographer present during the water-birth of her son, Theo — captured the moment she discovered the sex of the new born. Kim published a full photo essay, entitled ‘Welcoming Theo,” which tells the story behind her bombshell birth on the Santa Cruz Family Doula Collective website. It all added to the stress, and countless health issues Kim incurred up until the delivery of Theo.
After reading an article claiming C-sections were an escape route for birthing moms, Sophie Guidolin hit back. The fitness guru and mom-of-four says she is still in pain 16 months after giving birth to her twin girls by way of cesarean.