Beautiful and Inspiring Pregnancy and Birth Pictures

by Birth Without Fear on June 21, 2011

Despite what some people think (Facebook maybe), I find these pictures beautiful and inspiring. Facebook can’t remove them from my blog, so enjoy!

This is a picture of my friend Kasie that has been turned into a beautiful painting by Kate Hansen! Her work is AMAZING! She is using this picture for her ‘Modonna and Child Project‘. Kasie’s birth pictures get removed from Facebook often (ask do Kate Hansen’s I believe). It won’t be removed from here. It is nothing but beautiful.

Kate Hansen Home Birth

This next photograph was taken by Lynsey Stone with Lynsey Stone Photography

You can read the mama’s birth story here.

Photograph by Kali Shanti Park with Mama Matters

Face presentation VBAC!

This one is more graphic, but amazing nonetheless.

This is BWF Mama Grace MacMillan at 36 weeks 3 days pregnant.

Her husband is a photographer and took this stunning photo.

Let us not forget my Facebook profile picture that was removed.

Very offensive indeed.

This is one of my favorites. Many of us finally changed our profile pictures to this beautiful statue at the same time.

It was removed countless times, but we stood strong.

We are strong. We are beautiful. We are inspiring. We are empowered.

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{ 33 comments… read them below or add one }

Leslie June 21, 2011 at 1:05 am

I love the first picture. captures the moment so well!

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Jodi June 21, 2011 at 1:17 am

Gorgeous, just like all of us, I love these pictures!

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Sophie June 21, 2011 at 5:09 am

Just stunning – shame on fb!

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Kali Park June 21, 2011 at 8:30 am

The STATUE one was removed??? That’s truly ridiculous.

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Colin MacMillan (the Husband Photographer) June 21, 2011 at 8:31 am

Thanks so much for posting this! We love it!

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Imogen @ Alternative Mama June 21, 2011 at 8:47 am

Beautiful pictures. Oh, I love birth pictures so much.

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Stephanie Jones June 21, 2011 at 9:14 am

Beautiful pictures. Childbirth is the most amazing and feminine thing a woman can do!

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Tawney June 21, 2011 at 2:46 pm

I delivered all three of my babies at home and on a birthing stool, I wish I had someone like you there to document those moments….there is NOTHING like them in the world.

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michele June 21, 2011 at 4:00 pm

being born again, i have developed a more … conservative… viewpoint on matters than i used to, however i think these pictures are beautiful. i probobly would not display them in my livingroom, but a website where presumably adults are is perfectly reasonable. after all i CAN close my eyes if i need to.

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Crystal - Prenatal Coach June 22, 2011 at 12:35 am

All beautiful photos!!!!

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Jasmine June 22, 2011 at 6:35 am

I love them, I’m only 21 so most women don’t relate to my parenting views or the way I plan on birthing my next child (in the far future). So seeing people like you all makes me happy :)

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Nicolle July 8, 2011 at 5:54 am

OMGoddess I love all of these so much! So beautiful, bold and brave!

Has anyone also seen the over-the-top gorgeous work of Amanda Greavette?
http://www.amandagreavette.com/index2.php#/home/

As a filmmaker, I see women and birth as art. I’m all about making images of birthing women visible and public. Check out my current project, “At Home in Maine” about homebirth and midwifery care: http://www.mainehomebirth.wordpress.com

Not just for Mainers! But for anyone who wants a picture of normal, natural, vaginal birth…

Nicolle

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Christi Bednarek July 8, 2011 at 1:05 pm

WOW! The face presentation one is amazing! They are all beautiful.

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Genna August 11, 2011 at 7:48 am

Wow, that 2nd shot is amazing

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Caging June 30, 2013 at 8:49 am

Yes, I have to agree. It’s very natural. I hope they post more of the 2nd photo’s story.

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Jeanine August 13, 2011 at 3:25 pm

Love these! The second picture is my doula:o)

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Elisabeth September 1, 2011 at 5:15 pm

Beautiful photos! Birth is amazing and powerful and our culture needs to see this more, FB is doing a disservice to our society by lumping these photos in with truly offensive pornographic, masogynistic, and gratuitously sexual photos they have to remove all the time.

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Anna October 30, 2011 at 12:54 am

I love the Hard Rock Cafe one. Rock on, little one, rock on.

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Satania October 30, 2011 at 1:20 am

In one of my son’s birth photos, I have the EXACT same expression as the lady in the painting! I wonder if we all have that look. That exhausted, but amazed by the miracle of birth one!

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Lea May 9, 2012 at 11:35 am

What a wonderful collection of pictures! Childbirth is amazing! I unfortunately was unable to deliver vaginally but I tried so hard! I feel very robbed of the experience of feeling my child come out of me and being the first one to touch him. These pics show exactly how I had pictured my child being born. How lucky these women are! Too many women in our society are missing out in this experience due to lack of education, it is so sad.

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Mrs. Petey May 9, 2012 at 12:02 pm

I can see why Facebook deleted them. Nudity of any kind is simply against policy. It would be hard for them to start making exceptions, it would result in lawsuits. My personal opinion is that child birth is absolutely beautiful, but then again, so is the wedding night between husband and wife. Just because it is beautiful, doesn’t mean it needs to be captured on film. I pass no judgment over women who want to photograph or video tape the experience. I am a Christian and I believe I will be held responsible for my thoughts and actions, so I refuse to judge other people, especially mothers, on how THEY do things. But as for me, I find that childbirth should be a beautifully private moment, just like sex.

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sam May 9, 2012 at 12:12 pm

empowering and beautiful!!

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Kay May 18, 2013 at 12:21 pm

Honestly, at first I didn’t see what the Face Presentation really was. I couldn’t tell. I had to tilt my head to the side, then laughed at myself when I saw the mouth, nose, and eyes of a beautiful baby. Beautiful indeed. Love them all. Wish I could of taken pictures like this with both my babies.

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Leeanne Lincoln June 29, 2013 at 9:14 pm

It was amazing

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Amanda Jackson June 29, 2013 at 10:31 am

all beautiful pictures. as for Mrs. petey please go read the Facebook policies because no all nudity is not against policy. they even have a special section in their policy regarding breastfeeding and a section about art (the statue) and the photos that are repeatedly removed from Facebook do not cross the line according to their own policy. please familiarize yourself with the things you speak of before telling others they are doing wrong.

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Linda June 29, 2013 at 11:22 am

These are all beautiful photos. I don’t understand why anyone would find them offensive. Birth is a necessary part of life. Why should anyone be afraid or disgusted by it? Glad there are so many strong women everywhere.

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Jenn June 29, 2013 at 1:12 pm

There would be no human life if not for this natural experience.

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Ashley June 29, 2013 at 1:46 pm

I just LOVE the second picture and the third picture is amazingly cool!!! Beautiful.

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Honorata June 29, 2013 at 4:17 pm

the second one is my favourite of all time. so much energy. it’s really nice to read birth story behind it. he was in posterior position, right?

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Chandra Cotter June 29, 2013 at 5:33 pm

….this is not nudity for the sake of arousal. This is childbirth. Natural, beautiful, important for people to see so they are not scared into having unnecessary C-sections. Shame on anyone who removes such important pics.

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chantelle June 29, 2013 at 5:36 pm

wow very powerful images :)

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Leeanne Lincoln June 29, 2013 at 9:14 pm

Amazing, beautiful

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Chantelle van Reeken June 29, 2013 at 9:21 pm

Thankyou so much for sharing these beautiful photo’s with us. They are an inspiration and proof that pregnancy and birth is a beautiful thing and not taboo..KEEP IT UP!!!

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