Mood lighting. Eye shadow. Good hair. A tasteful black turtleneck.
A supportive partner. A best friend. A mum making snacks.
Looking at Hilary Duff's birth photos made me want to give birth again.
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A birth pool. Her little daughter watching in awe.
The now mum-of-three gave birth to her baby girl Mae in March, and has just shared the images of the day she came into the world. A home-birth, that went to plan, with a photographer capturing the magic with just the right filter.
It's beautiful. It's calm. It looks like something you'd want to do over and over.
I couldn't look away, even though my birthing days are well behind me. And nor could the women I work with who, unlike me, hadn't yet given birth.
Wow. So cool.