A photographer has shared incredible shots taken of mothers and their babies in the delivery room.
Photographer Paula Galvão, from Natal, Brazil, captures the special first moments of a baby’s life. One extraordinary shot shows a new baby being delivered while still in the amniotic sac, while another shows a new mother and baby meeting for the first time.
Meanwhile, one moving picture shows a woman in the hours before giving birth, kneeling on the floor and holding onto her partner for support while having contractions. Paula, 39, started to take photographs like these after the birth of her own daughter, Ingrid, now aged 17. She said she works all hours of the day as a birth can come at any time, but feels ‘very happy and fulfilled’ by her job, explaining how ‘each birth brings a different emotion.’
Photographer Paula Galvão, from Natal, Brazil, has shared incredible pictures taken in the delivery room, including doctors delivering this baby via C-section.
Another touching photograph shows a new baby touching her mother’s head as they meet for the first time. The photographs also show the stages leading up to birth, including this photo of a woman on the floor while having contractions, holding onto her partner for support. One photograph shows a new baby being held for the first time, while wearing a tiny hat. This incredible shot shows a baby emerging while still in the amniotic sac, while being delivered by C-section. One intimate image shows a mother meeting her new baby for the first time, moments after giving birth.
Another sweet image shows a nurse brushing the hair of a baby, who was born with thick locks. This powerful shot shows a baby crying just moments after being born, with the umbilical cord still attached.
A baby is seen being delivered via C-section.
Two babies are seen being delivered via C-section in these powerful photographs. Another photograph taken by Paula shows a doctor delivering a baby during a natural birth. A cute image shows a new baby, who was born with a full head of hair, enjoying a nap.
Photographer Paula Galvão started to take photographs like these after the birth of her own daughter, Ingrid, now aged 17.