Bird Birth Attendants

I gave birth at the beginning of the pandemic in my 13th floor apartment far away from family. Because of the pandemic I knew that I wasn’t going to have the birth or postpartum support that I had been planning on. I painted these bird birth attendants as a meditation on ways find support 13 floors up at the beginning of a strange new reality for so many people.

Each imagine features a person in birth in a different birthing position, accompanied by a bird. The goal of this project is to create a resource for birthing people to help educate about different birthing positions.

Olivia 2020