15 Breathtaking Photos of Babies Being Born in Water

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Brooke Collier Photo

There are plenty of reasons to choose a water birth -- it can be done in a birthing center or at home, and many women find the water soothing and helpful in terms of pain management. Then, of course, there are the photos! Birth photography can make beautiful memories for mom no matter how she delivers, but seeing a baby come into the world through the shimmering water is undoubtedly spectacular. 

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Water births are so beautiful. Each baby is pushed out into a warm pool of water, which mimics the experience of being the womb. So the birth experience is a little more gentle and the environment is a little more calm. Expectant moms love that they can be at home or surrounded by their loved ones, instead of in a hospital where it can feel a little more formal. But most of all, water births are special because we can see the deep connection between mama and baby.

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CafeMom asked birth photographers to share some of their most magical water birth photos, and they didn't disappoint. These births truly are the magical alternatives to hospital births and result in some stunning photographs. Check them out! 

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