Parenting

11 Photos That Show Birth Is Beautiful, No Matter What Method You Choose

The International Association of Professional Birth Photographers announced today the winners of its annual "Image of the Year Competition." According to the IAPBP website, a panel of judges selected the winners based a point system that measures "technicality, emotionality, and composition." From water births to C-sections, all the contest entries show that despite the different birth plans parents follow, the moment a child comes into the world is beautiful, emotional and indescribable.

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First Place
Nichole Hanna Photography
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Second Place
Jos Verhoogen
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Third Place
Jane McCrae Photography
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Honorable Mention
Emily Robinson Photography
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Honorable Mention
Ashley Marston Photography
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Honorable Mention
Além D’Olhar fotografia – Vívian Scaggiante

To see some of the other stunning contest entries, keep scrolling and check out the International Association of Birth Photographers website.

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Lindsay Foster Photography
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Belle Verdiglione Photography
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Santa Cruz Birth Photography
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First Light Birth Photography
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Kendra Miller Photography
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