Lisa, from Santa Cruz in the U.S was 41 weeks and 5 days pregnant when she went into labour.

She had a water birth in her home helped by her husband, Stephen, their 2-year-old daughter, Finley, and a midwife.

Their baby Juniper was born still inside her amniotic sac – a "caul birth" after eight hours of active labour.

Take a look at these breath taking photos as Santa Cruz Birth Photography captured the magic of baby Juniper's birth.

All photographs have been re-published with full permission from Santa Cruz Birth Photography.