Raw, emotional and incredibly powerful, the best birth photos from across the world have been revealed for 2019. Hold onto your ovaries, you’re about to be taken on a birth journey that will make your heart soar to new heights.
The Birth Becomes Her Image Contest attracted more than 1200 birth photos from professional snappers around the globe, and their entries are inspiring. Each image captured life-changing moments that float past in the blink of an eye but are paused forever through the lens. From the waves of contractions to the primal last push, the first cuddle to meeting siblings, these are the photos that show birth in all its brilliant glory.
Here are the best birth photos for 2019.
Second Place: Overall
Third Place: Overall
First Place: Hospital Birth
First Place: Out of Hospital Birth
First Place: Colour
via Mary Nieland from Fox Valley Birth and Baby
First Place: Black and White
via Cat Fancote
First Place: Postpartum
Second Place: Hospital Birth
via Marijke Thoen
Second Place: Out of Hospital Birth
Second Place: Colour
Second Place: Postpartum
Third Place: Out of Hospital Birth
Third Place: Colour
Third Place: Postpartum
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If these photos have captured your imagination, you’ll adore our other articles on incredible birth photos, as well as some info on taking photos during birth:
- The best birth photos of 2018
- 10 newborn photos to take at the hospital
- Is it ok to ask my midwife to take photos during birth?
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