15. That lip

3. That amazing sense of relief

8. That little face ?

19. That 'where am I?'

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14. That first cuddle

9. That skin-to-skin

20. That proud papa

17. That first 'kiss'

11. Those chubby little cheeks

18. That newborn chub

16. That family reaction

When you're thinking of having a baby, sometimes you need a little . . . motivation.

And if you're like us, you love nothing better than gazing at gorgeous images of newborns and their mamas, and imagining that amazing first moment when your little one will enter the world.

Fortunately there are a whole host of postpartum doulas, new mama supporters and birth photographers who post birth inspiration to Instagram every day, so we've collected some of our favorites to gear your up for babymaking.

Here are 21 moments that make it all worth it:

21. That indescribable love

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12. That gaze

7. That joy

4. That first embrace

10. That family embrace

5. That new baby smell

2. That overwhelming moment when you first meet

1. That first look

13. That precious face