30 Birth Photos That Show Pure, Beautiful Love

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/30-birth-photos-that-show-pure-beautiful-love_us_58068a7fe4b0b994d4c24b9a (click link above to see some amazing photos of ALL types of labors and births...) Oh, my heart... No matter how a baby’s birth unfolds ― whether it’s a first-time mom having a C-section, or a third-time mother fighting through a labor that lasts two full days ― childbirth is hard and it is messy. …

Special delivery: proud new mothers in the world’s poorest country

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2015/nov/16/special-delivery-proud-new-mothers-malawi-simulemba-health-centre?CMP=share_btn_fb (click link above to see photos and the entire article) There’s no running water or electricity at the Simulemba health centre in Malawi – and patients have to walk for hours to get there. Photographer Jenny Lewis captures the smiles of women who have battled every obstacle to give birth. Rita Shaba with baby …

Giving Birth in Different Worlds

http://www.newyorker.com/culture/photo-booth/giving-birth-in-different-worlds (click to read the article) The photographs in the series “Hundred Times the Difference,” by the photographer Moa Karlberg, capture, in closeup, the faces of women in the final stages of giving birth. Across the images, there is a range of expressions: grit and sensuality, trepidation and expectation, pain and elation. But in their intimate …