11 Photos of Badass Moms in Labor Giving Their 'Birth Roar'

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If you've ever stubbed your toe or banged your knee and yelled out reflexively, you know that a good scream does wonders for your pain tolerance. Now think how good it feels to let loose with a roar when you're giving birth. 




Call it a mom roar or a birth roar, that sound echoing in the maternity ward is just a bit more proof that birthing women are some of the most powerful beings on earth. As they do the hard work to bring a baby earthside, they're not afraid to make themselves heard. And birth photographers from around the world have captured the magical moments when moms have found that power deep down within and brought it forward. The images aren't just powerful ... they're primal.

And if you listen closely as you take a peek, you might just hear them roar. 

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