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Every year, birth photographers around the world capture exquisite images. But in other ways, they are monumental. A few seconds or minutes pass and suddenly, families are forever changed.
Vaginas deserve trophies. Hello, self-cleaning organs that can deliver both pleasure and babies. Pushing a tiny human out of that much tinier hole does, in fact, have an effect.
I dislocated my patella three weekends ago. One of the first thoughts that went through my mind was about my doula clients and their fast approaching due dates my trip to Mexico coming up was only ahead in my mind by a millisecond! How would I attend a birth with an injury?
For almost five years, photographer and mom Leilani Rogers has been taking stunning images of birth in its many forms -- home births, hospital deliveries, water births, C-sections and more. So I think people view these photos as equal parts enlightening and fascinating. Recently, Rogers shared a compilation of some of the most powerful birth photos from her archives.
Here are a few of our favorite winners, honorable mentions and other entries that perfectly capture the emotional moments leading up to, during and right after birth. Looking for a photographer to capture your baby's birth on film? The educational health content on What To Expect is reviewed by our team of experts to be up-to-date and in line with the latest evidence-based medical information and accepted health guidelines, including the medically reviewed What to Expect books by Heidi Murkoff.
The great myths about VBACs, busted. In my ob-gyn practice I am often surprised by what women have been told about their bodies. Our bodies heal well from surgery, and the uterus offers the most impressive example.
While we make it our mission to help prepare you for the reality of labor and deliverysometimes, a picture says 1, words. That's why we're happy to share the winners of the seventh annual Image of the Year Competition from the International Association of Professional Birth Photographers. Please consider focus, sharpness, detail, depth of field, color, brightness, contrast, saturation, usage of light, etc.
In early Januarya month after a Change. But we believe they are simply too stunning not to share. Just be warned!
Kidspot editor July 04, We've seen the vaginal birthers taking down the elective caesarean birthers, the hospital only birthers taking down the homebirthers, the freebirthers freaking out EVERYONE and the orgasmic birthers hovering around the sidelines trying to make people believe they are not unicorns. Image via Welcome Images. The birth photos every pregnant woman should see.