The way a photo can forever pause one of the most incredible moments in a woman’s life is like nothing else. All the emotion, every heart-stopping second captured – it’s like a time capsule of memories.
Birth Becomes Her has just completed its photography contest, to uncover the best birth photos of the past year. And they are breathtaking. From the beautiful clear-drape c-section to the overall winner: the water birth that had the whole world talking. Two amazing Australian photographers were also recognised in these unique awards.
Here are the winners of the Birth Becomes Her 2018 Photo Contest – a snapshot of triumphant births, sweet moments, sheer power and gentle love.
Overall winner: Stunning Siblings First Encounter
Best Maternity: This is what a Goddess Looks Like
Labour Winner: Nowhere and Everywhere
Birth Winner: Half Born and Already Reaching for Mama
Fresh/Postpartum Winner: This is VBAC
Breastfeeding Winner: Within Reach
Maternity People’s Choice Winner: Staying Afloat
Labour People’s Choice Winner: Three Souls Labour As One
Birth People’s Choice Winner: Transition to Earth
Fresh/Postpartum People’s Choice Winner: Success
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Breastfeeding People’s Choice Winner: A Hush Fell Over The Crowd
Labour Second Place: Labor by Candlelight
Birth Second Place: Fist Bump for Mum
Breastfeeding Second Place: Tranquility
Fresh/Postpartum Second Place: Rebirth
Maternity Third Place:“A Mother’s Love
Labour Third Place: Before the Cut
Birth Third Place: Caught in Between Worlds
Fresh/Postpartum Third Place: Postpartum Uncensored
Breastfeeding Third Place: Stir Fry
Want to see more breathtaking birth photos? Take a look at this amazing hospital corridor birth and the hypnobirthing mum who gave birth in her car.
And make sure you watch these beautiful clear drape c-section images: