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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago

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

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#11

Fresh/postpartum First Place. Veronika Richardson Of Fox Valley Birth And Baby – Serving Green Bay, Wi – “This Is Vbac”

Fresh/postpartum First Place. Veronika Richardson Of Fox Valley Birth And Baby – Serving Green Bay, Wi – “This Is Vbac”

Fox Valley Birth and Baby Report

Christine Piette 1 year ago

I love how this shows the body so honestly.

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#12

Labor Second Place. Ashley Marston Of Ashley Marston Photography – Serving Vancouver Island, Bc – “Labor By Candlelight”

Labor Second Place. Ashley Marston Of Ashley Marston Photography – Serving Vancouver Island, Bc – “Labor By Candlelight”

Ashley Marston Photography Report

Sara Blumenstein 1 year ago

The Shape of Water.

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#13

Fresh/postpartum Second Place. Lacey Barratt From Lacey Barratt Photography – Serving Melbourne, Au – “Rebirth”

Fresh/postpartum Second Place. Lacey Barratt From Lacey Barratt Photography – Serving Melbourne, Au – “Rebirth”

Lacey Barratt Photography Report

Janel Holbrook 1 year ago

All the beauty of " after birth"

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#14

People’s Choice Category Winner – Breastfeeding. Gabriella Hunt Of Gabriella Hunt Photography – Serving Rochester, New York – “A Hush Fell Over The Crowd”

People’s Choice Category Winner – Breastfeeding. Gabriella Hunt Of Gabriella Hunt Photography – Serving Rochester, New York – “A Hush Fell Over The Crowd”

Gabriella Hunt Photography Report

John Smith 1 year ago

I don't see anything out of the ordinary

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#15

People’s Choice Category Winner – Fresh/postpartum. Deborah Elenter Of Neo Photography – Serving Uruguay – “Success”

People’s Choice Category Winner – Fresh/postpartum. Deborah Elenter Of Neo Photography – Serving Uruguay – “Success”

NEO Photography Report

MEB 1 year ago

If someone took a picture of me right now, it could be titled "The Ugly Cry", in the category "Hormonal Mess". PS : Going for my first ultrasound this afternoon. Wish me luck!

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#16

Breastfeeding First Place. Cory Janiak By Ebb And Flow Photography – Serving Treasure Coast, Fl – “Within Reach”

Breastfeeding First Place. Cory Janiak By Ebb And Flow Photography – Serving Treasure Coast, Fl – “Within Reach”

Ebb and Flow Photography Report

Uma Maheswar Nakka 1 year ago

VERY BEAUTIFUL

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#17

Breastfeeding Second Place. Veronika Richardson Of Fox Valley Birth And Baby – Serving Green Bay, Wi – “Tranquility”

Breastfeeding Second Place. Veronika Richardson Of Fox Valley Birth And Baby – Serving Green Bay, Wi – “Tranquility”

Fox Valley Birth and Baby Report

Lisa Sharp 1 year ago

They've found that if you wait to cut the cord for approximately 5 mins or so the cord empties all the nutrient rich and stem cell blood into the baby. Looks like that's what they're doing.

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#18

Labor Third Place. Laura Wando Of Laura Cate Photography – Serving Kampala, Uganda – “Before The Cut”

Labor Third Place. Laura Wando Of Laura Cate Photography – Serving Kampala, Uganda – “Before The Cut”

Laura Cate Photography Report

Uma Maheswar Nakka 1 year ago

VERY BEAUTIFUL

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