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

7POISED FOR GREATNESS

"This was a home birth with the assistance of two midwives," birth photographer Masha Georgiec tells CafeMom. "Mom was incredibly strong and determined. She labored almost silently. To all of our surprise, the baby came quite fast! I almost didn't make it! But I was able to arrive just in time to capture her crowning, and minutes later this perfect little tiny human was born." Aww! 

8THE FINAL STRETCH

This is actually a picture of photographer Ashley Reeves herself, giving birth to her fourth child. Her husband quickly snapped this picture, and Ashley tells CafeMom, "It was a high-risk delivery, as I had pregnancy-induced thrombocytopenia. My platelet count was extremely low, which caused me to immediately hemmorhage after her birth. Luckily my doctors were expecting that so I was in good hands."

She adds, "These moments are everything to me, which is why I have a profound love for birth photography. To grow a child in your body for nine months and then birth that child with your own body, and then nourish and feed that child with your own body is miraculous. Women are so powerful, and I don't think we give ourselves enough credit. Through images like this, I hope others can see and feel that power and strength, no matter what the circumstances or environment in which you give birth."

13A RISKY DELIVERY

This mother's birth photographer, Blanca Gonzalez, explains, "[Her family] traveled all the way from Mexico to use a midwife in El Paso, because [her doctors] told her twins could only be delivered by C-section."

14A NEW ADVENTURE IS ON ITS WAY

This doctor, photographed by Jami Hallam, is helping to ease baby's head out. What an amazing beginning! 

15AN INCREDIBLE BREECH

Photographer Blanca Gonzalez tells us, "[This] breech baby is [from] a mom who had prepared for a home birth in New Mexico. It is illegal to have breech babies at home in New Mexico, so she chose to travel to Texas [to have her baby]." This is the incredible result.

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