15 Raw Birth Photos That Show How Amazing the Vagina Really Is

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When a woman goes into labor, her body changes rapidly in order to bring new life into the world. As moms well know, birth is an incredible process: inspiring, frightening, and truly just plain cool. That's right, we said it: The vagina is cool. And if you've tried to avoid thinking too hard about what it takes to push a baby through such a small opening, don't worry. These photos show you in incredible detail.

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Birth photographers often get to illustrate just how versatile the vagina really is when they capture the moment a baby's head is about to crown. These intimate and inspiring birth photos illustrate the beauty and wonder of the moment a baby emerges from its mother's womb -- and prove females are strong as hell.

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Yes, the female body goes through many contortions to bring a new life into the world. Not only is it a wonder to behold, it deserves to be celebrated without reserve. Let's also not forget that, despite hours of painful labor, many women take a pause in pushing to touch their babies' crowning head for the first time. It's an irreplaceable moment.

Warning: These photos are graphic -- and completely badass.

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