laura rowe

Recent Work

Love and Intention

 

I stumbled onto these words by @taprootdoula the other day and can't stop reading them.

“During birth a woman goes into battle for her soul. I have heard so many women say, especially during unmedicated birth, “I’m dying!” Everything she has learned about herself falls away. She forgets the girl who was told her freckles were ugly. She forgets the teen that hated how her jeans fit. She forgets the young woman who was kissed when she didn’t want to be.* She forgets the woman who was spoken over, ignored, told shhh, told to be a good girl, to behave. A woman who is allowed to experience birth in a safe way, making her own choices, following her own urges, can connect with the universal, primal, wild part of herself. The animal part. The wildest part of her is the only part of her that can go to battle for her deepest spirit, love and intention. It does feel like you are dying. Because it is a chance to be reborn.”
— @taprootdoula

 

"The wildest part of her is the only part of her that can go to battle for her deepest spirit, love and intention."

So many women I photograph after birth say they can't understand where their strength came from. Like, where was it hiding?

It's remarkable.