Having a photographer present is a very personal decision, and one that isn't right for everyone. The association also runs an annual competition where photographers can submit their best images taken during labor, delivery, or the moments postpartum, and the results are truly moving. The images submitted show a huge range of choices women make for themselves when it comes to childbirth. Some choose to deliver in hospitals, others at home or in a birthing center. The people present may vary from just a partner to a team of medical professionals, a doula, a midwife, siblings, grandparents, and other loved ones. Because birth involves women literally pushing a brand-new human out of their vaginas, some of the images below contain nudity and may be considered NSFW.
90 Before & After Pics Of Mothers Going Through The Most Beautiful Transformation
17 Raw, Stunning Childbirth Photos | SELF
Your account is not active. We have sent an email to the address you provided with an activation link. Check your inbox, and click on the link to activate your account. Pregnancy is a beautiful thing. It's the journey of bringing a tiny new person into the world and none of us would be here if it weren't for it. In dedication to all the beautiful mothers in this world, Bored Panda has compiled a list of photos showing maternity before and after giving birth. Take a look at how miraculous and mind-blowing the journey really is.