A Birth Blessing

A friend once gave me a beautiful blessing before my first birth, and I recently found it tucked away in a pile of papers from 2012. I wanted to share it with you, along with some gorgeous photos that were taken by artist Lisa Gendron of Agroterra Birth. You can read more about Lisa next week (her doula piece is coming out!!!!), but before that, take a look at some of these moments caught during my maternity photo session:

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Maternity Photoshoot by Agroterra Photography #aisforadelaide

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Looking at what she was able to get on film, she truly captured how I feel pregnant and how I feel with Addie. There is just connection. Love. Deeply rooted in me, who I was meant to be: Mom.

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These moments speak more than what I could write about- they’re more than an embrace in a picture, they’re my vulnerabilities about myself and motherhood and being a woman unfolding and melting away. They’re they inspiration on harder days. They’re the sunshine in the rain.

Thank you, Lisa, for your love, compassion and for sharing your incredible talents as a photographer and friend.

A Birth Blessing,
by Shiloh Sophia McCloud


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May your body Be STRONG.
Your womb Be OPEN.
Your mind Be PEACE.
Your support Be WISE.
Your birth Be WELL.

…and if you can’t get enough of Lisa’s amazing work, check out her Birth and Photography sites!

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  1. lilly ink says

    These are beautiful. You (and you daughter) are beautiful. So much love and joy. Great, great expectations soon to be fulfilled.

  2. brett says

    you are radiant, lady!! i glowed when pregnant, but it was sweat. not radiance.

    and your daughter is scrumptious. love these photos, thank you for sharing!

  3. says

    You look amazingly beautiful in these pictures. The photographer did a great job. There’s something about a pregnant woman that just evokes this strong feeling of warmth and happiness, and you already looked so happy in the pictures. These are really great. Congratulations on your upcoming birth! I look forward to reading about the new addition to your family!
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  4. Jenna Wood says

    I’ve been catching glimpses of these shots on your social feed- too precious! It looks like you truly were meant to be a mom!

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