It’s no surprise to anyone who has been through it, or is facing it, but birth is really hard work. It’s called ‘labour’ for a reason! But when all that work is done, and a tiny newborn is brought into the world and lying safely in our arms, it’s surprising how fast we forget all the amazing miracles our bodies have just performed to get us to this moment.
Here are 13 amazing birth photos that celebrate that journey.
Content note: These images contain nudity.
All images included were shortlisted in the 2020 Birth Becomes Her image review. You can check out all the amazing birth images that made it onto the shortlist at Birth Becomes Her.