Mindblowing Images Of Childbirth From 2018 Winners Of Birth Photography Contest

Mindblowing Images Of Childbirth From 2018 Winners Of Birth Photography Contest

“Stunning Siblings First Encounter,” First Place Winner, Photo: Marijke Thoen Birthphotography


Childbirth represents one of the most challenging, most powerful, and most rewarding challenges that someone can endure. Each year, the International Association of Professional Birth Photographers (IAPBP) celebrates this poignant experience with their annual birth photography contest. As an online community of more than 1,200 members in 42 countries, IAPBP hosts the Image Competition to “share the beauty of birth with the world.”


The winners of 2018 were recently announced. In the context of the competition, history was made. Two years ago, in 2016, photographer Marijke Thoen Geboortefotografie won the grand prize for her photo of water birth. “The beautiful baby in that photo is now a big sister,” the competition explains, “and [Geboortefotografie] has won the 2018 competition with an image featuring the adorable siblings!”


Along with Geboortefotografie’s awe-inspiring photograph, there are also selected winners in categories such as Labor, Delivery, Postpartum, and Birth Details, and also the top portraits selected by its members. Each picture represents an incredible personal journey and is a proof of how amazing our bodies are. Check out the artful birth photos below.


Mindblowing Images Of Childbirth From 2018 Winners Of Birth Photography Contest

“Nowhere and Everywhere,” Best in Category: Labor, Photo: Rebecca Coursey


Mindblowing Images Of Childbirth From 2018 Winners Of Birth Photography Contest

“En Caul Baby Birth,” Best in Category: Delivery, Photo: Daniela Justus


Mindblowing Images Of Childbirth From 2018 Winners Of Birth Photography Contest

“Flesh of My Flesh,” Best in Category: Postpartum, Photo: Esther Edith


Mindblowing Images Of Childbirth From 2018 Winners Of Birth Photography Contest

“Birth of a Brother,” Best In Category: Birth Details, Photo: Daniela Justus


Mindblowing Images Of Childbirth From 2018 Winners Of Birth Photography Contest

“Three Become Four,” Members Choice Winner, Photo: Esther Edith


Mindblowing Images Of Childbirth From 2018 Winners Of Birth Photography Contest

“Take My Hand, Hold My Heart,” Members Choice Best in Category: Postpartum, Photo: Tamara Milldove


Mindblowing Images Of Childbirth From 2018 Winners Of Birth Photography Contest

“Birthing Waves,” Honorable Mention, Photo: Robin Baker


Mindblowing Images Of Childbirth From 2018 Winners Of Birth Photography Contest

“Touch,” Honorable Mention, Photo: Krista Evans


Mindblowing Images Of Childbirth From 2018 Winners Of Birth Photography Contest

“Labor by Candlelight,” Honorable Mention, Photo: Ashley Marston


Mindblowing Images Of Childbirth From 2018 Winners Of Birth Photography Contest

“Nurse Linda,” Honorable Mention, Photo: Tammy Karin


Mindblowing Images Of Childbirth From 2018 Winners Of Birth Photography Contest

“Fist Bump for Mom,” Honorable Mention, Photo: Neely Ker-Fox


Mindblowing Images Of Childbirth From 2018 Winners Of Birth Photography Contest

“A Physiological Third Stage,” Honorable Mention, Photo: Paige Driscoll


Mindblowing Images Of Childbirth From 2018 Winners Of Birth Photography Contest

“Love Complete,” Honorable Mention, Photo: Marjolein Loppies


Mindblowing Images Of Childbirth From 2018 Winners Of Birth Photography Contest

“Admiration and Relief,” Honorable Mention, Photo: Kandyce Joeline


Mindblowing Images Of Childbirth From 2018 Winners Of Birth Photography Contest

Mindblowing Images Of Childbirth From 2018 Winners Of Birth Photography Contest

“How Big,” Honorable Mention, Photo: Megan Brock


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