As a professional newborn photographer, I get to meet a lot of new parents and their little ones. It also means that I get to see a lot of local birthing units – but none have impressed me as much as the state of the art Genesis Birth Center in Davenport.
At Genesis Birth Center, you and your baby couldn’t be in better hands. It’s officially the Quad Cities safest Birth Center, and boasts the most advanced NICU in the area. That’s thanks to being the only neonatal unit in the area to be staffed full time by world-class neonatologists hailing from the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital. They’re on site around the clock to provide superior and highly specialized care, and means that both mother and baby will always have access to the most experienced doctors and nurses, if they ever need them.
When it comes to choosing the best birthing center for you and your baby, the care you receive makes all the difference – and the OBGYNs and Genesis midwives are second to none, with caring counselling and medical support during your pregnancy through to after your baby is born. These advanced nurses specialize in minimal intervention but high safety – perfect for all new mothers and their babies, whatever your birthing plan may be.
Genesis just feels like home – it offers the widest variety of comforts and pain relief during labor (something you will forever thank yourself for later), and new mothers can even order their home comforts, like their favorite Starbucks drink, right to their room.
What makes the Genesis Birth Center really special is how much they prioritize making mom and baby feel at home with each other, too. After every delivery, the center gives the new parents and their baby a “Golden Hour”. This is where the new family can bond right away with their bundle of joy, quietly and with lots of skin on skin contact. It’s the perfect way for your baby to adapt to life outside the womb, and for the family to bond in private.
Speaking of privacy, new mothers at the Genesis Birthing Center stay in a large, private room all to themselves and their babies. When you’ve gone through labor, this calm space for yourself and your baby is invaluable. It’s in here that new moms can also have their newborn photos taken, right in their private room – which is where I come in!
On top of all its advanced facilities, I can personally confirm that Genesis Birth Center is simply one of the most magical places in the world. As a newborn photographer at the Center, I not only get to see the magic first hand, but capture it forever.
The best thing about my role as a newborn photographer? I love snuggling fresh babies! They are so sweet – and they’re only tiny for a short time. Getting to record those first moments for the family to cherish is something I truly value every single time. And there’s no place better for it than the Genesis Birth center.
If you would like to book your newborn session, or any other kind of session, please fill out the contact form here and I would be happy to chat with you!