The Raw Beauty Of Motherhood In The Best Birth Photos Of 2017 (NSFW)

Each year, the International Association of Professional Birth Photographers (IAPBP) hosts its annual image competition to celebrate the excellence in birth photography. The organization has recently announced the winners of their 2017 contest, and the raw beauty and intimacy documented in the photos are sure to leave you awestruck.

We’ve rounded up our favorite winners and honorable mentions in this list below. While we tried to avoid the most graphic ones, reader discretion is advised. [Continue reading below…]