14 Incredible Birth Photos a Mom Took During Her Own Labor & Delivery


Lisa Robinson Photography

As someone who could barely remember to breathe when I was in labor, I've always been in awe of moms who can carry on conversations or even put on makeup while giving birth -- but what California-based photographer Lisa Robinson-Ward managed to do during her daughter's delivery is truly mind-blowing: This mom actually photographed her own labor! Even more mind-blowing? The photos are nothing short of breathtaking.

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Robinson-Ward and her husband, who also have a 9-year-old daughter, called the pregnancy a surprise; after years of trying for another baby but suffering two miscarriages, the couple had decided to put their dreams of having another baby on hold for a while. Of course, as fate would have it, that's exactly when the stork decided to show up! So when Lisa found out she was expecting, she decided she would act as her own birth photographer. As she told the Huffington Post, she thought having something to focus on would help her stay calm -- even though she wasn't sure she'd really be able to pull it off.

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She did, of course, pull it off -- and the results are amazing. Read through our slideshow to see!

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