From the moment you find out you’re pregnant people do everything they can to gear you up for labor and birth. Some people come at you with the raw and scary birth photos or videos, some share their horror stories and all that really does is scare you and put fear in your brain that your body can’t do this. While there are moments where things don’t go as planned, and as with anything, there are times where it can be scary, humans have been birthing babies since the beginning of time, obvi. And with that, it’s important to show that it doesn’t have to be scary, that your vagina is incredible, that birth is powerful, and people who have birthed humans and choose to share these raw birth photos combat all that fear and show birth for the amazing thing it really is.

Click through to see these raw, powerful and graphic photos that show just how amazing the human body is. And just so you don’t yell at us in the comments, when we say raw and graphic, we mean it, but these really are incredible.

1. Earth Side

Checking out the new world already! INCREDIBLE capture by @isabellsteinert_photography . Between worlds… This moment was so special. For the mom who had been waiting and working hard to finally meet her rainbow baby. And for me because it was my first side-lying birth and the baby was probably the most awake baby I've ever seen while being in between worlds. She was blinking her eyes, looking at the birth team and the camera, and all of us in the room who could see her were just amazed by her presence in this moment. It was almost like she was saying, "So, I'm here, who else is here?" 🙂 Such a precious moment. And it once again showed how amazing birth is. Another thing I loved about this birth was that the mom chose to get up from the birthing stool saying that she wanted to try the side-lying position. She was truly following her body and made the choices that were right for her. So, so happy I got to share this moment with them. #birth #birthinthephilippines #kayamo #birthingposition #sidelying #midwifery #shiphrahbirthinghome #shiphrahbahaypaanakan #birthwithoutfear #birthbecomesher

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