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Amazing Photos Capture Agony And Ecstasy Of Childbirth: Women Pull While Giving Birth

Documenting a baby coming out of her mother's womb might bring goosebumps to you. The delicacy of the moment is now loved to be documented by mothers-to-be and their partners. 

The photographer, Moa Karlberg in the series "Hundred Times the Difference" captured the close-up faces of women in the final stages of childbirth. The photographer captured the range of expressions like pain, delight, expectation, sensuality and agony.

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Amazing Photos Capture Agony And Ecstasy Of Childbirth: Women Pull While Giving Birth

Amazing Photos Capture Agony And Ecstasy Of Childbirth: Women Pull While Giving Birth

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Range of expressions

Range of expressions

Sweden-based photographer, Moa Karlberg, captured women in the agony of labor for the project 'Hundred Times The Difference'.

Intimate pictures during giving birth

Intimate pictures during giving birth

Karlberg shot mother-to-be from Sweden and Tanzania to spotlight the discrepancy between healthcare.

Unbearable pain

Unbearable pain

Despite the difference in medical care, Moa was shocked to find the similarities in the facial expressions of women while giving birth.

Real feeling while giving birth

Real feeling while giving birth

In Europe, mothers took advantages of painkillers, nitrous oxide, while the women in Tanzania were lacking with medical facilities like blood supplies and were even not provided with nurses to take care.

Life changing moment

Life changing moment

After witnessing several births, Karlberg realized that Swedish women were lucky to give birth in a country where they got top quality healthcare and extremely low maternal mortality rate.

Crying out loudly in pain

Crying out loudly in pain

Karlberg came up with an idea of raising awareness about the disparities by taking photos in a country with a high maternal mortality rate than Sweden.

Mother trying to calm herself despite being in extreme pain

Mother trying to calm herself despite being in extreme pain

Karlberg researched and came up with certain conclusions. She found there are around 20 countries that have worse mortality rates than Tanzania

Swedish woman captured while making noise

Swedish woman captured while making noise

But, the study revealed that a Swedish woman is more likely to survive pregnancy than a Tanzanian woman.

Acupuncture needlle therapy

Acupuncture needlle therapy

To help the ease of pain during childbirth, doctor used an acupuncture needle in a pressure point between her eyebrows.

Struggling for the most awaited moment

Struggling for the most awaited moment

Karlberg expresses her emotions and says, 'I still think it's a very special event to document, all the emotions surrounding a new life are thrilling for a photographer to follow.'

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