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The Most Incredible Birth Photos We've Ever Seen

We were in awe of these powerful delivery photos from National Geographic's 2011 photo contest.

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National Geographic Photo Contest

Pure Utter Joy

Photo and caption by Jane McCrae

Only a mother can understand the joy of locking eyes with her newborn baby the moment they take their first breath. After the powerful journey of labor, Natalia embraces her baby for the very first time. Sheer exhilaration, joy and love describe the moment of bringing forth her child. The gentle hand of her midwife, trusting in the innate wisdom of birth

Location: Homebirth. Tumbi Umbi, NSW, Australia

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Photo by Jane McCrae

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