How a baby’s birth unfolds whether it’s a first-time mom having a C-section, or a third-time mother fighting through a labor that lasts two full days childbirth is hard and it is messy. But in between all the, well, laboring are moments of love. Love between partners, love between families and doctors, and midwives, and that very special love when parents and babies lock eyes for the very first time. Here are 15 gorgeous birth images that capture these incredible labor, delivery and postpartum moments along with captions #1. Broken emotions when seeing children
#2 The baby is born with the ᴜᴍʙɪʟɪᴄᴀʟ ᴄᴏʀᴅ still wrapped around the ɴᴇᴄᴋ
#3. Meeting is magic of happiness, all are happy and gentle when meeting children
#4. “This one brings tears to my eyes. Such a loving dad!”
#5 A beautiful family image
#6. This dad was this laboring woman’s biggest support system. He was there every step of the way. They danced together to the rhythm of her ᴄᴏɴᴛʀᴀᴄᴛɪᴏɴs .
#7. This big sister meets this couple’s sweet new baby after a beautiful home birth. Her adorable look of awe and amazement says it all.
#8. So much love
#9. He relished in the moment
#10. This mother was over the moon with happiness when she met her baby!
#11. “Finally holding our rainbow baby in our arms.” You can see the relief and the love wash over her face.
#12. I documented this image of a baby born completely in the ᴄᴀᴜʟ. It is said that this only occurs in about 1 in every 80,000 births .
#13. “This picture is my absolute favorite. If a picture says a thousand words, this one says so much.”
“I love the physicality of this image the perfectly coiled cord resting on the mother’s postpartum belly. And I also love the look of pure relief on the mother’s face. A relief that is mirrored in her newly born child. Birth is intensely emotional and intensely physical. It surprises me each time, showing me glimpses of beauty and strength that have long been hidden from the public eye.”