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Monday, February 15, 2016

Poignant photos capture the process of childbirth (graphic)

These images captured by professional photographers gives an insight into what the birth process is like. It captures the agony of contractions, C-sections and water births.

The intense images, which document every stage of delivery, were entered into the International Association of Professional Birth Photographers (IAPBP) 2016 competition.

The award celebrates 'the beauty of birth' and the skill of the photographers in three categories: labour, delivery and postpartum.

The competition, which is in its fifth year, took place in Austin, Texas and included photographers from around the world.

Belgian photographer Marijke Thoen took first place for her black and white image titled 'underwater birth' (first pic above) showing a baby with curly hair being delivered.

'The Surge,' by Morag Hastings from Vancouver, scooped first place in the labour category for an image which captured a woman in the later stages of contractions, clutching onto a chair while bent over and screaming in agony.

Another candid image was awarded best in the category for delivery, shot by Robin Baker from San Diego, when a father helped to deliver twins in a water birth. The mother is shown clutching one newborn in her arms while the second is still beneath the surface of the water.

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103 comments:

AbokiDaWarriBoy said...

Wow.... maximum respect to mothers, it's not easy o.

STERN said...

if i come to this world again and i'm a female, I will disappear.. You guys suffer alot

Danny said...

God bless all d women

BONARIO NNAGS said...

Waaaaat! Choi women are so,strongooo.
Me that cant even stand mere injection.


. ~BONARIO~says so via NOKIA LUMIA

charles obaze said...

Wow dis z good

JOYOUS said...

THATS SCARY!

Maureen Mordi said...

Na wah 4 child birth oh

ONYX linda ikeji first son GODWIN said...

Wooooooooow!!!! Ooo dear!!!this is incredible!! Wow

Y.F.C. Omrex said...

Noticed.

Anonymous said...

...and a man would dare raise his hands against a woman without thinking giving useless excuses.

Eddy Ogbunambala said...

I respect women, they go through alot during childbirth

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Jenny Kalu said...

SERIOUSLY LINLIN,I LOST WORDS TO TYPE.....THESE ARE THE MOST PAINFUL N JOYFUL MOMENTS OF EVERY MOTHER OUT THERE.I RATE THIS AS THE THIRD EDUCATIVE POST (FROM LINDA EDUCATIVE PROGM TO LUPITA NYONG WORDS TO YOUNG LADIES )

Jenny Kalu said...

SERIOUSLY LINLIN,I LOST WORDS TO TYPE.....THESE ARE THE MOST PAINFUL N JOYFUL MOMENTS OF EVERY MOTHER OUT THERE.I RATE THIS AS THE THIRD EDUCATIVE POST (FROM LINDA EDUCATIVE PROGM TO LUPITA NYONG WORDS TO YOUNG LADIES )

Ivy Godspower said...

No pain can like child birth so I was told can't wait experience it




PEPSI ADDICT

rubbypearl said...

wow........

Davido's driver said...

Women are super heroes minus oloshos

Edem victor said...

Oh wow!


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Spicy Confide said...

one of the reasons I so much respect 'em ladies.... Evry woman deserves the best 4rm her man... my opinion, not urs

Anonymous said...

Looking@d pics it's simple till u enter labour room

rossy said...

Awesome. Beautiful pictures. Not easy but God has always been with.

Ohiren's Zone said...

Hmmmm!.

Cute G said...

Yeah it's really an agony that comes with joy thereafter. Just went through one. Thank you God.

Roseberry said...

Scary....

Anonymous said...

OMG.that pic of the woman clutching d chair in the bathroom.just reminded me of my birth story.I cried so much.

truth. hurts said...

Woooow nice God is great....inspiring

Udoka Igwe said...

Women are wonderful made because the creation and multiplication of the world lies in them.

Juliet Iwuno said...

God is awesome! Linda take note!

Jude Akinwole said...

Wow! God is just awesome!

Amos Mohammed said...

The strength of a woman. I pray for safe delivery for all pregnant women out there.

Some women are hilarious when giving birth,they do doggy style to give birth;how funky.

Anonymous said...

Dis is lovely

Psalmuelle aka Samstone. said...

I'm seeing a baby's leg coming out first in one of the photos o. Mehn, Women are trying o.

#LIB ADDICT#

TITI DAYI said...

HOLY MOSES!!!!. These pics are something else.. Look @ Dem tiny feet coming out. God is great... 😊😢.

Chidalu ihetu said...

What a marvellous God! Child birth is one of d greatest things!

Anonymous said...

We all came to the world through this pathway. What the hell is GRAPHIC about this?

Uju Phil said...

Jesus! God is just so awesome. I wlnt get scared by these pictures,God help me! Will wait to experience it myself,self experience is better for this. I hail my mum and all mothers! Xoxo

Mivah Josephine said...

Lovely

Anonymous said...

my bodi dey shake

Anonymous said...

Wooow! this is amazing and beautiful. Love you mum. but I dey in shock o! How come no comments???? what happened to all the 'commentors' '#lindatakenote' people? Nothing to say I guess!!
ok o

otee elizabeth said...

Look scary

winnie Swt said...

hmmmm

Adaoma Anna said...

God is wonderful.

precious oluchi said...

choi!!!





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Smiling through tears is strength.
Smiling through pain is power.
Smiling through tragedy is greatness.”

Anonymous said...

The women who went through d actual pains are the ones who deserve the awards

Ogbukwa Blessing said...

What a beautiful blessing

golda awosika said...

It is both beautiful and scary. For the love of God if my husband is not dia, hell will let loose o




#*karlishah*

Verena Chisom said...

What an image.... I thank God for our lives... I've all is takes to produce a child

LOLLIPOP said...

oh my God... it breath taking, is that an ass delivering i see?

Engee said...

Oh my my. No be small thing but we will get there.

Sipping my hennessy

tollyjems said...

This is beautiful

DADDYSWIFE said...

Such a mystery.its God's doing.women r indeed wonderful n our God is wonderful n awesome himself.thank u Lord for ur amazing miracles on every child delivery in Jesus name.amen!!!!
#nothankyoui'dratherbeselfmade

Muna said...

They are just lovely!

JENNY IKEJI said...

Wow amazing pictures this is so sweet!! I cant waits to be a mither of three plates myself I know very very soon I will be there.

Slim innocent said...

God is Good

oversabi said...

Surprisingly interesting n none graphic at all 2 me...d 1 were d baby's foot was sticking out of the mum's behind was kinda creepy tho

Anonymous said...

Beautiful !

Anonymous said...

Mothers we rock.am proud to be a woman and a mother of three for that matter.God is awesome,is a mystery that no one can explain.

Anonymous said...

Awesome moments. ..Awesome God

Anonymous said...

Awesome moments. ..Awesome God

Black Belle said...

Interesting

Okorie Nelly said...

And some stupid men will say there is nothing hard in childbirth. Just sheet am out. God bless all women for our struggle to bring people into this world

OMIDAN ABBY said...

...and this is y every women should b respected! If not for anything but for wat we go tru in times of child delivery is not funny!

Olaidex blog said...

Luvly pics, women dey try. Olaidex d secret fan.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful moments... d pain can't be explained and the joy of seeing ur baby is overwhelming. I just hope some retards won't come nd be criticizing

Chizzy Liz said...

*******Nawa ooo******

Chukz Grace said...

Women are the most wonderful creatures . God bless every mother

Chukz Grace said...

Women are the most wonderful creatures . God bless every mother

Bibian Obunse said...

Hmmmmmm...e no easy,women strong...

Jasper Ekpokeme said...

Wow incredible!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful

Anonymous said...

I beg God bless women o kia I beg d pics get as e b

Anonymous said...

I beg God bless women o kia I beg d pics get as e b

Prisca Chijioke said...

The best I hv ever seen as a woman. God bless women all over the world



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Zaynab Lawal said...

GOD! dis is beautiful ......... buh scary!

SongsOfSUSSAN said...

Joyful moment.

Racheal Palphraps said...

Oh my!

Ms Tee said...

This pictures are so beautiful.. I love the last pic and the one wit d baby sucking on the mum's breast while the father kisses the woman. It's touching. I love al d pictures.. Makes me so proud that I'm a mother. #priceless

chidinma ndukwe said...

D wonderful work of God. An experience worth d pains

Sharon Pekun said...

Oyinbos & their wahalas.

Anonymous said...

Enter your comment...God is great

Agukwe Dominica said...

Wtf...nawa ohh

jacob louis said...

Motherhood is Beautiful

Efe Gift said...

Wow amazing!can't wait 2 xperience mine[moneyinthebank]

nellyb enwerem said...

My God, is so Adorable

RareSpecie Z said...

Pussy dey try sha.

Precious Oguamah said...

Whew! May God bless every pregnant woman with safe delivery. Respect women. We are delicate yet unbreakable. Childbirth is not a child's play

Addey said...

Wish I could do this again. Beautiful moment.

dee boi said...

This is amazing and beautiful... dee

Joan Odibendi said...

Can't wait to be a mom

emmanuel ugorji said...

Linda be prepared!

Vivian Reginalds said...

Beauty of nature
-D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

Anonymous said...

Beautiful

Eric Nesty aka LIB'S FINEST said...

Wow


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gracie offor said...

Yes. We suffer a lot to bring forth a baby. Its a different story wen they hav to tear that place enable the baby pass.

Amazing pics

Demmy said...

Wow! Birthing can only be done by God.

Am a proud mom of 2 and d experience was awesome.

Demmy said...

Wow! Birthing can only be done by God.

Am a proud mom of 2 and d experience was awesome.

Anonymous said...

Mothers' are Awesome! Thank God for epidural! God is sooo kind for producing that medication !

KELVIN OBIECHIE said...

Come make I give u belle na....







~make I go drink one bottle of beer~

DADDYSWIFE said...

Amen amen!!!! Tnk u Amos
#nothankyoui'dratherbeselfmade

Teemah Salau said...

Allahu Akbar

udeh martha said...

My God, is so Adorable

Tee said...

...and some men will think there's nothing to it. Remember that some passed through this and passed away with or without the child. If your wife has gone through this and is alive today, thank and keep thanking God. If the baby also survived, double blessing and enough reason to keep praising and worshipping God.

Ade Olasengbe said...

wow!