13 Birth Photos That Capture the True Connection Between Mom & Baby

Monet Nicole Photography

Birth photos capture the wonder and awe that accompanies welcoming a new baby into the world. Denver-based photographer Monet Nicole Moutrie takes her artistry a step further by illustrating just how connected mother and child truly are in her series of photos that highlight the unsung hero of pregnancy: the umbilical cord. This little line not only gives a baby nutrients but connects mama to baby in an essential way. When the umbilical cord is cut, it is the true moment when baby is his or her own being. Therefore, cutting the cord is an experience that is truly emotional. It's a baby's first moment of development now that he or she is earthside, and it comes as no surprise that umbilical cord photography has become its own art.


Or as Moutrie tells CafeMom, "The cord is the baby's life source throughout pregnancy and each is as unique as the baby it sustains. As an artist, I'm fascinated by these differences." No two umbilical have made the same journey, and each is part of a unique child's journey. It's truly amazing what the human body can do, and it's so magical to see these images of not only the miracle of birth but how the baby makes the transition from a mother's womb into the real world.

Take a look at Moutrie's homage to the almighty and sustaining cord and revel in its beauty. We're sure you'll be just as amazed as we are.

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