More ladies with babies ….

{warning — you may see visuals of a baby being born — this may include women in distress, a flash of pubic hair, some blood and a very good chance of an umbilical cord — if you prefer not to see it, then please do not read this blog post.  It is what it is, if you prefer not to look, then please don’t}

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so this gives you a gap and to see you would have to scroll, and thus will not be surprised by an image on your screen unless you choose to scroll down to view

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still a gap not to view

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I used to watch a “having a baby” show on one of the lifestyle channels.  There was not much difference in each episode.  Follow lady/woman/family who is pregnant.  Lady tells her story.  Lady has her baby.

No matter who lady was.  No matter where lady was, or how lady had her baby – each and every time said baby entered the world, I would sit there blubbering like a lunatic.

At some point I had to have a serious talk with myself that really the show is pretty predictable, and I can not cry every time I see a baby born.

I cannot afford that much mascara.  And sometimes I forget I have mascara and end up fetching the kids looking like a panda.  But not the healthy kind.

I stumbled across this website and the images made me sigh, smile, and then sigh some more.

The website has the images of the year for babies being born/newborn, there is shortlisting, and voting.

I am not sure who won, but these are a few of my favourite outstanding moments captured by gifted photographers.

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{images have been removed – please visit http://birthphotographers.com/2012-international-association-of-professional-birth-photographers-image-of-the-year-competition/ to view them there.

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7 Comments

  1. Gail

     /  May 16, 2013

    These are amazing! Thanks so much for sharing 🙂 It kind of makes me wish I had a proper photographer at my births.

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  2. Ros Koch

     /  May 16, 2013

    In my mind, the only warning you need to give before posting photos like this is: “If you’ve already got your mascara on for the day, it better be waterproof! ” Fellow blubber

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  3. Tania

     /  May 16, 2013

    Absolutely Awesome

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  4. Juanne

     /  May 16, 2013

    I’ll never get tired of looking @ birthing pictures. It is such a beautiful experience & that little miracle that was created —- beautiful!!!!!!! I LOVED the pic of the one with the grandfather, freaking hilarious.

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  5. It’s always interesting for me that people would find birth images offensive…. these are beautiful, for me personally, the most distressing image is the C-section birth image & the first image is by far my favorite…. so much love & tenderness especially from Dad.

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  6. Hi, I am the founder of birthphotographers.com. Thank you for your post and sharing the beauty of birth photography! While it is ok for you to share a link to the images on our website, it is not ok to take the images and post them on your blog. Not only is it a violation of federal copyright laws, it is also disrespectful to the mothers and families that are in these images. They are their moments and deserve to be respected and shared only with their permission. The link you posted above stated the following: “All images have been shared with the permission of the family and the photographer. Please respect their choice and copyright. Do not copy, print or save any of the images. You are, of course, welcome to share a link to this post if you wish.”

    I’d kindly ask you to remove them as soon as possible.

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  7. Must agree. Excelent photography.
    Btw I also blubber every time I see a baby born 😉 heaven knows why.

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