10/29/2013 12:56 EDT

Jackie Dives' Home Birth Photographs Aim To Demystify Childbirth (PHOTOS)

Jackie Dives

Jackie Dives thinks childbirth is too frequently displayed and viewed as a scary experience for women. So the Vancouver doula/photographer is doing something about it.

As a doula (someone who offers emotional and physical support to a woman during child birth) and home birth photographer, Dives aims to make the whole birthing experience seem less intimidating by sharing her photos with the public.

"Too often, birth is portrayed as a scary and dreaded event in a woman's life," Dives told MailOnline. "I witness wonderful births, and think they should be shared in order to demystify the experience."

Dives recently took pictures of Julia Marincat as she was comforted by her husband Cris and eventually gave birth to their daughter Katherine—all in the comfort of their own home.

Take a look at Dives' work:

Photo gallery Jackie Dives Photography: Home Birth See Gallery

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