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17 Powerful Pictures That Show Birth Is Beautiful In All Forms

Every woman has a caring and loving mother in her heart. After getting into a certain age, she desperately wants to be a mother and offer all her affection to her baby. Being a girl, I sometimes feel about myself the most blessed creation of God as I am born with an opportunity to bring a new life into this world. Undoubtedly, giving birth is very painful but the extreme happiness after it beats all that pain. 

Last night, I got to know about one photographer Leilani Rogers and her five-year photography project. She has been capturing the moments of birth in all the forms and sharing them on her blog. She says: "Birth is considered by many to be a private matter, and yet, it is this amazing thing that we should be teaching our children about and celebrating. So I think people view these photos as equal parts enlightening and fascinating." 

After seeing those heart touching pictures, I was unable to control the emotions overflowing inside me. I was irresistible to share this album of newborn babies with their mother with the whole world. I know, you are going to love it. 

17 Powerful Pictures That Show Birth Is Beautiful In All Forms

17 Powerful Pictures That Show Birth Is Beautiful In All Forms

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1. En Caul

1. En Caul

"This baby was born entirely in the amniotic sac ('en caul')."

2. The girl is welcoming her younger sibling

2. The girl is welcoming her younger sibling

"The mother's daughter, age 7, wanted to be a part of the birth so she hopped into the birth pool with her mama! She so calmly and sweetly came into the room where her mother was birthing and genuinely wanted to help. Later, her mother told me how comforting it was to have her there, and how much she admired the nurturing nature her daughter possessed."

3. C-Section birth

3. C-Section birth

"I find those moments of delivery to be every bit as beautiful and fascinating as a vaginal birth."

4. Polydactyl: Born with six fingers

4. Polydactyl:  Born with six fingers

"This is a rare occurrence - a baby born with six fingers! Definitely a surprise to mama and the birth team, but a special one. There was no bone in the finger, but it had a nail! It was intriguing, to say the least."

5. Water Birth

5. Water Birth

"This baby was just born into her mother's arms in the water. She is overcome with joy."

6. Cuddling for the first time

6. Cuddling for the first time

"Mother meets her baby for the first time. The joy, relief and exhaustion is just so palpable."

7. Umbilical Cord

7. Umbilical Cord

"What a privilege it is to get up close to placentas and umbilical cords. They are fascinating and serve an amazing purpose."

8. Landed just a minute ago

8. Landed just a minute ago

"This is my niece, just minutes old. Her birth was so tranquil. She looks like she just stepped out of heaven. She came quietly and peacefully into this world and took her time opening her big beautiful eyes to take in her new surroundings."

9. A different position

9. A different position

"I love images that show that a woman can birth in many different positions. They should not be limited to their backs. That defies gravity, does it not? Case in point, many times a change in position will facilitate a stalled labor."

10. Floral Bath

10. Floral Bath

"Herbal baths are my absolute favorite to capture. Not many mothers know about them. Herbal baths are done anywhere from a few hours postpartum to a day or two later, and aid in healing the perineum. They also smell divine (herbs like chamomile and lavender are used) and promote bonding between mother and baby."

11. Born in hospital

11. Born in hospital

"I photograph a lot of births at home and in birth centers. Some might say they are more photo worthy. I disagree. This moment for instance, is mesmerizing. Baby is passing between the womb and her mother. I love the way Mom is reaching for her child, eagerly awaiting her placement in her arms."

12. Bathtub Birth

12. Bathtub Birth

"I see a lot of water births. But birth tubs take some time to blow up, and fill. Every now and then, birth happens so quickly there is no time to go through that process! In this case, mama knew she needed water, so she gave birth in her bathtub. And I photographed it from inside the shower stall, looking through the glass!"

13. That one support

13. That one support

"This two-mama family's birth was so beautiful. It was so fortunate that this mother's partner is an experienced doula, because she was in labor for 35 hours!"

14. Forgets all the pain

14. Forgets all the pain

"Another beautiful hospital moment. It wasn't until after I got home and began editing images that I noticed this little one's hand signal that she felt at peace."

15. Holding hand

15. Holding hand

"This image has gone viral on Pinterest, and I think it's because dads are so rarely captured as part of the process. Here a husband is sweetly praying for his wife during her labor."

16. Placenta

16. Placenta

"I included this because most moms have no idea what one looks like. That baffles me! We should take interest in these things because this amazing organ delivers nutrients, eliminates waste, fights against internal infection and produces enough hormones to support an entire pregnancy. WOW!"

17. The first latch

17. The first latch

"Breastfeeding support has a special place in my heart. That is why I founded The Public Breastfeeding Awareness Project. Breastfeeding success starts here though. At birth. Some moms just don't get the patient instruction they need in order to be successful at breastfeeding. In this photo, I just love the juxtaposition of this experienced midwife's hands against this young mother and newborn babe's skin."

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