Each year the International Association of Professional Birth Photographers (IAPBP) holds a photography competition where photos are submitted from all over the world celebrating the beauty of birth and skill of the photographers who are there to capture it. Here are 16 stunning images from the winning selection for 2018.
1. Nowhere and everywhere
The expression on her face! And her loving partner there with her every step of the way. Magical. (Photographer: Rebecca Coursey-Rugh from A Wondered Life)