Birth Becomes Her is a website aiming to share the beauty of births from around the world.
‘We believe there is POWER in seeing how other people give birth around the world,’ their website reads.
‘We believe there is BEAUTY in all types of birth. We are not afraid of sharing and celebrating all stages of the birth process.’
In their powerful video, originally made for Mothers Day 2017 (watch it at the top of this post), Birth Becomes Her contacted birth photographers from around the world.
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They asked for video footage of the births they’d shot during their careers. Not the curated, post-birth shots where the clean baby rests on its mother’s bosom.
Rather, website founders Jennifer Mason and Monet Moutrie - the site's founders - wanted footage of the 'most powerful' moment a birth photographer is able to capture...
They wanted the 'moment of birth'.
Jennifer and Monet wanted us to see the beauty in a process usually hidden from the public eye, on the grounds of being 'too confronting'.
They certainly succeeded.
You can watch the video at the top of this post.
Read about more raw, provocative and diverse birth stories on Birth Becomes Her.
Do you agree? Is 'the moment of birth' something of beauty? Let us know in the comments below?