Birth Pictures from All Types of Labor and Delivery

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New Baby - Water Birth Picture

This baby is shown just after a water birth.
Photo (c) E. Vest

Looking at birth pictures are one way that women prepare for their upcoming labor and delivery. What will it look like when you give birth to your baby? Who will be there? What will the room look like? These are all things that you have at least a bit of control over.

You can alter the environment with your birth plan. You can think about it in terms of how to create the ideal birth space. Do you need to have certain things with you like a favorite photo, a pillow, or your clothes? These are all familiar items to help you feel more at home, particularly if you are giving birth in a hospital.

Some hospitals have requirements for what you can and cannot bring. For example, you probably can't bring candles with flames, but you could make substitutions. One such substitution would be the electronic flickering, flameless candles.

Until then, you can look through these images from various labors and see what other moms chose to have surrounding them for comfort.

This baby is shown just after a water birth.

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Birth Pictures - Water Birth

Newborn Baby Girl just after a Water Birth
Photo (c) S. Meeuwissen

This baby girl was born at 37 weeks gestation and weighed 6 lbs 1 oz. Her mother had a water birth.

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40 Weeks Pregnant 1st Baby in Labor

40 Weeks Pregnant 1st Baby in Labor
Belly measured 52 inches around that week and baby was born a few hours later!. Photo © D. Stafford

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This is a baby just born!

This is a baby just born!
Photo (c) J. Yoder

This is a baby just born!

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A Baby at Birth

birth picture at 37 weeks
37 weeks gestation, 6 lbs 5 oz. Photo (c) R. Desantiago

This baby is only half born, notice the slight blood near the baby's shoulders?

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Newborn Baby

Newborn Baby!
Photo (c) K. Harrell

Just born baby, seconds after birth!

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Umbilical Cord - Newborn Photo

This baby is just seconds old. This is right after birth, you can see the umbilical cord is still at
Photo (c) Mike, Sylinda, and Meagan Asher

This baby is just seconds old. This is right after birth, you can see the umbilical cord is still attached. She was born at 38 weeks gestation and weighed 6 pounds 15 ounces.

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Just a Few Minutes Old

New baby just minutes after birth!
Photo (c) RE Weiss

New baby just minutes after birth!

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42 Weeks Pregnant in Labor

42 Weeks Pregnant in Labor
Photo © Elizabeth

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Labor Support by Dad

Labor Support for Ocho
Holding on to labor support. Photo (c) K. Weiss

Having someone to hug and hold on to can help to relieve pain and fear in labor.

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Birth Pictures - Early Labor

Resting in early labor.
Resting in early labor. Photo (C) RE Weiss

Resting in early labor.

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Pushing with Twins

Giving birth to twins - pushing.
Photo (c) RE Weiss

Giving birth to twins - pushing.

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Birth Pictures - Birth Ball

Birth Ball for Ocho's Labor
Birth Ball for Labor. Photo (c) K. Weiss

Using a birth ball for labor can be very relaxing and help alleviate labor pain.

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Birth Pictures - Relaxing in Labor

Robin relaxes between contractions.
Robin relaxes between contractions. Photo (c) RE Weiss

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Upright Position in Labor

Using an upright position to take away labor pain.
Photo (c) RE Weiss

Using an upright position to take away labor pain.

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Birth Pictures - Tears in Labor

Tears in Labor
Crying in Labor. Photo (c) K. Weiss

Sometimes crying can help release your fear and other emotions in labor.

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Dad supports mom in labor.

Kevin helps support Robin in Labor.
Kevin helps support Robin in Labor. Photo (c) RE Weiss

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Big Baby After Water Birth

Newborn baby
Photo (c) Robin Elise Weiss

This baby was born after a water birth. She weighed 10 pounds 2 ounces.

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Brand New Baby

Newborn baby
Photo (c) RE Weiss

This baby is just minutes old.

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Vacuum Birth Pictures

Baby's head molded after vacuum extraction.
Baby's head molded after vacuum extraction. Photo (c) Victoria

Baby's head molded after vacuum extraction.

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Newborn Baby Twin Girls

Brand New Twin Girls
Photo (c) K. Weiss

Brand New Twin Girls at Birth

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Birth Pictures - C-section

Suctioning - Cesarean Section
Suctioning - Cesarean Section. Photo (c) A. Ralston

This birth picture if from a c-section.

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C-section Photos - Uterine Layer

Uterine Layer - Cesarean Section
Photo (c) A. Ralston

Uterine Layer - Cesarean Section

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Birth Pictures - C-section

Layer of Muscle - Cesarean Section
Photo (c) A. Ralston

Layer of Muscle - Cesarean Section

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C-section Incision

Initial Incision - Cesarean
Photo (c) A. Ralston

This is the beginning of a c-section.

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Baby's Head is Born

Cesarean Birth Photo - Baby's Head is Out
Photo (c) A Ralston

Cesarean Birth Photo - Baby's Head is Out

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40 Weeks Pregnant 1st Baby in Labor

40 Weeks Pregnant 1st Baby in Labor
5 hours before birth!. Photo © Anjey

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Butterfly Kiss - Newborn Photo

Baby with vernix
This is a birth photo of a baby boy who weighed 7 pounds 3 ounces and 19 inches long. Notice the swollen face as well as some vernix in the folds of his legs. You can see the cord clamp and his baby hat. His eyes have eye medication in them. Photo © J. Yoder

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Water Birth - Newborn Picture

Happy mom and baby after water birth.
Photo (c) K. Weiss

Happy mom and baby after water birth.

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