Birth stories are important, but so are all the other stories of joy and growth, struggle and triumph that come tumbling after that day.

We invite you to share those stories with us in the Life After Birth project. What was it like to navigate a NICU stay? What it was like to exclusively pump? What was it like to go back to work? What was it like to have a tiny new life so intertwined with yours? What lessons did you learn in parenthood? What challenges did you overcome? What do you want our world to know about what it is really like to be a parent?

Because your story is so important and so valuable to other families in our community we offer families the gift of photography to capture the reality of your unique parenthood.

Each family will receive a mini photo session in their home, 3 digital images and their story and images posted to the Two Rivers blog.


Inspired by The Photo Doula and the Last Latch Project we want to document the real journeys of real families. Each journey, no matter how long, is worth celebrating.

Bergen meets with families in the last days of breastfeeding, pumping or formula feeding to capture photographs of the reality of weaning and share the stories of the relationship through the all challenges and the joy, the sweetness and the bitter.

Each family will receive a mini photo session in their home, 3 digital images and their story posted to the Two Rivers blog.

Families who would treasure weaning photos but who don’t want to publish their story, please see the Milk Stories heading HERE

Who is eligible?

For The Life After Birth Project: All are welcome, including families who are not clients of Two Rivers, regardless of the age of your baby.

Families who would like to participate in a photo session to accompany their story must reside within 17 miles of Lovettsville, Va

What should my story be about?

This one is entirely up to you, but here are some ideas:

  • NICU journey
  • Breastfeeding or bottle-feeding journey
  • Exclusive pumping journey
  • Weaning journey
  • Twin or multiples journey
  • Life as a non-traditional or LGBTQ+ parent
  • Life as a working parent
  • Life as a stay-at-home parent
  • Juggling the needs of multiple children
  • Perinatal Mood Disorder journey
  • YOUR Story – the journey into parenthood is always a story worth telling

How much does it cost?

This project close to our hearts, totally free and our gift to you! We just ask for your blog submission in exchange and permission to use your photos.

Where can I get more information or sign up?

Send us a message HERE and mention Life After Birth

Stories in order of submission: