As a birth photographer, I love capturing those first moments. The first moment you see your baby. The first moment your partner holds your baby. The first moment big brother or big sister walks into the room.
Gorgeous images. Once-in-a-lifetime images.
But I also love the quiet, intense, breathtaking moments of labor. To me, there is nothing more beautiful than seeing someone give birth. The energy that invades the room, her body...it's breathtaking.
I'm lucky enough to be able to see and capture all sorts of labor experiences. Some women labor with medication. Other women don't. There's no right way to do it. But I hope that during your labor and birth, someone tells you how beautiful you are...and no, you may not believe them, but it's true. We've shared beautiful labor images with you before here on cord, but you can never have too many! Below are ELEVEN breathtaking and beautiful images of labor...see, share, and be inspired.
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