I don’t know about you but when my babies were born I wondered how they ever managed to fit inside my womb, especially my big 4th baby.

These magical photos by Marry Fermont from Fermont Fotografie capture precious insight into how babies were curled up in the womb.

Marry says “When I documented my first birth, it was the midwife who showed the parents how the baby was positioned in the womb. I loved this photo so much and I noticed it was so nice for the parents to see! You see the baby coming out, but once they’re out it’s so hard to imagine that they were ever inside of you. This gives you a little idea how it fitted. Since I documented my first birth, I often ask the midwife to hold the baby like this.”

These photos are just gorgeous and certainly show us how babies were curled up in the womb. It’s no wonder babies like to be held and snuggled when they are born after being so bundled up.

See more of Marry’s amazing photos on her website here.

Did you capture any photos like this of your babies? Please add your comment below.

  • If only we remained that flexible.


  • The photos are so sweet, thanks for sharing.


  • My eldest was a Frank Breech (bottom first). She spent the first 18 months using her feet just as much as her hands to play with. She never wanted to uncurl and stretch out much. It is incredible to look back and recognise how small your bub once was, and how the jigsaw fitted together in that space. Beautiful photos.


  • Such amazing photos


  • What a wonderful insight. They do look so comfortable and I’ve often wondered the same thing. How did someone so gorgeous and big stay comfortable for 9 months. Now I know


  • Truly amazing! That is why most babies like to be wrapped up firmly after birth .


  • any wonder they want to get out and stretch


  • Its such an amazing process. A true miracle.


  • These are so precious to keep the memory of a new life.


  • That is so amazing. No wonder it takes them so long to uncurl their bodies


  • So beautiful. Amazing how they can curl up and squish in there


  • isn’t nature / life Just amazing?! What wonderful photos!


  • What gorgeous photos, depicting how flexible their little bodies are to be able tof stay in the womb for 9 whole months before making their way out the birth canal


  • what a miracle and very interesting to see how the baby does fit in the womb till birth. A miracle and now we can see how it is, we learn something new every day and this is one of those things that are wonderful to see


  • Had two pretty big bubs [for me] at 8lb then a 6lb one and finally a 4lb – it was just so difficult to handle this little bundle as she was so tiny – I found it so hard to bathe her, hold her and not let her slip through my fingers. But amazingly you’d never know who was big or little now from their sizes.
    These photos are just so wonderful – thanks for sharing them.


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