Birth is an incredibly beautiful part of life that needs to be talked about and celebrated more. Birth photography competition Birth Becomes Her 2018 encourages everyone to do just that by honoring the most impressive pictures of mothers going through this one-of-a-kind experience.

The competition received over 1,000 submissions from all over the world that competed in 5 categories: Maternity, Labor, Birth, Fresh, and Breastfeeding. The winners were chosen by an international jury, while the admirers of the impressive kind of photography could voice their opinion by voting for their favorites too and deciding who will take the People's Choice prizes.

Scroll down to see the stunning winning images and see what impressed the audiences in the last competitions here and here.

Source:  Birth Becomes Her (h/t design you trust)

#1 Overall Winner. Marijke Thoen Of Marijke Thoen Geboortefotografie – Serving Lochristi, Belgium – “Stunning Siblings First Encounter”

Overall Winner. Marijke Thoen Of Marijke Thoen Geboortefotografie – Serving Lochristi, Belgium – “Stunning Siblings First Encounter”

Marijke Thoen Geboortefotografie Report

Jan Cowan 9 months ago

Why is the water so clear? We all know the ‘stuff’ that happens during birth/afterbirth.

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#2 Maternity First Place. Jen Conway Of Jen Conway Photography Serving Greenville, Sc – “This Is What A Goddess Looks Like”

Maternity First Place. Jen Conway Of Jen Conway Photography Serving Greenville, Sc – “This Is What A Goddess Looks Like”

Jen Conway Photography Report

Alusair Alustriel 9 months ago

She seems so calm, strong and confident. I love this picture.

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#3 Birth Third Place. Dominique Lamontagne Of Dominique Lamontagne Photography – Serving Ottawa, Ontario – “Caught In Between Worlds”

Birth Third Place. Dominique Lamontagne Of Dominique Lamontagne Photography – Serving Ottawa, Ontario – “Caught In Between Worlds”

Dominique Lamontagne Photography Report

Elise Mon 9 months ago

baby is smiling :)

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#4 Maternity Second Place. Melissa Benzel Of Benzel Photography – Serving Orlando, Florida – “Staying Afloat”

Maternity Second Place. Melissa Benzel Of Benzel Photography – Serving Orlando, Florida – “Staying Afloat”

Benzel Photography Report

PyroarRanger 9 months ago

Beautiful! I love how majestic she looks, so beautiful. Amazing.

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#5 Birth Second Place. Neely Ker-Fox Of Ker-Fox Photography – Serving Columbus, Ga – “Fist Bump For Mom”

Birth Second Place. Neely Ker-Fox Of Ker-Fox Photography – Serving Columbus, Ga – “Fist Bump For Mom”

Ker-Fox Photography Report

Laura Zaini 9 months ago

aawwww

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#6 Birth First Place. Selena Rollason Of Brisbane Birth Photography – Serving Brisbane, Au – “Half Born And Already Reaching For Mama”

Birth First Place. Selena Rollason Of Brisbane Birth Photography – Serving Brisbane, Au – “Half Born And Already Reaching For Mama”

Brisbane Birth Photography Report

Maggie Wang 9 months ago

This is so unbelievably beautiful that it breaks my heart

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#7 Breastfeeding Third Place. Christina Benton – Serving Milwaukee, Wi – “Stir Fry”

Breastfeeding Third Place. Christina Benton – Serving Milwaukee, Wi – “Stir Fry”

Christina Benton Report

Sajjad Islam 9 months ago

Naturally Beautifull

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#8 Labor First Place. Rebecca Coursey-Rugh Of Rebecca Coursey Photography – Serving Los Angles, Ca – “Nowhere And Everywhere”

Labor First Place. Rebecca Coursey-Rugh Of Rebecca Coursey Photography – Serving Los Angles, Ca – “Nowhere And Everywhere”

Rebecca Coursey Photography Report

PyroarRanger 9 months ago

So amazing

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#9 People’s Choice Category Winner – Labor. Esther Edith Of Esther Edith Photography – Serving Spokane, Washington – “Three Souls Labor As One”

People’s Choice Category Winner – Labor. Esther Edith Of Esther Edith Photography – Serving Spokane, Washington – “Three Souls Labor As One”

Esther Edith Photography Report

riley.girl 9 months ago

Absolutely beautiful!

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#10 Maternity Third Place. Vanessa Mendez Of Vanessa Mendez Photography – Serving San Antonio, Tx – “A Mother’s Love”

Maternity Third Place. Vanessa Mendez Of Vanessa Mendez Photography – Serving San Antonio, Tx – “A Mother’s Love”

Vanessa Mendez Photography Report

Miz T 9 months ago

I remember holding my gangly little naked babies. *sigh*

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