Ava was born quickly and safely at home, with the loving support of My Midwives Ipswich.
This pregnancy was not an easy one for the family, with daddy Mike being diagnosed with cancer, and all of the resulting tests and treatments, not to mention the emotional ride.
But Ava’s arrival brought so much love and joy, a true gift to celebrate after the adversity of the previous months.
And how beautiful it was to witness the love in this room on that very special night – between Rachel and Mike, between their children, and between their lovely new baby girl.
Welcome earthside, Ava. You are so dearly loved.