These are amazing.
This story was originally published on July 02, 2019
It's a moment that changes a family, a mother and the world. The moment a new baby enters the world everything changes. The occasion is momentous, and more and more often photographers are embedded in mothers' birth teams, ready to preserve a family's history as it happens.
And in the age of the internet, these photos don't always stay with the family. Photographers and parents are choosing to share incredible birth images that are changing the way others see birth.
Here are 10 of our favorite viral birth photos that blow our minds.
1. The viral birth photos that show what life is like in the womb
You don't see this type of birth every day but this photo captures the essence of birth from the baby's perspective. Brazilian photographer Janaina Oliveira snapped a pic of this special baby boy named Noah, who was born with his amniotic sac intact. Basically, Noah entered the world protected by his bubble.
It's such a rare occurrence that the photos went viral and Noah, his parents and the photographer will never forget the day. (Photo courtesy Janaina Oliveira)