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Babies are often born today the same way they have been born for generations but many things associated with childbirth have changed.

Women’s expectations of childbirth have changed. Pain management options have changed. The economics of childbirth and the system of healthcare have changed.

The technology used during pregnancy and birth has certainly changed and these factors have greatly changed women’s childbirth experiences.

One thing that will never change is a mother’s right to decide how SHE wants to birth her baby. (unless medical intervention is required)

These stunning images show just how different each birth can be (Via International Association of Professional Birth Photographers on Instagram)

Just amazing images!

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  • Yep, do what you need to do and what you feel comfortable doing to bring your babies into the world. It still hurts like hell

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  • In the 1800s and early 1900s there was a high % of stillbirths or babies who died within 2 or 3 days of birth. Most Mothers had large families and often lost at least one baby in one of those 2 ways. There was probably a lot of miscarriages too. They aren’t recorded in records families or churches kept. Most would have been home births under pretty primitive conditions.

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  • Very honest and real – but pleased I have none to show

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  • Very honest, raw and real, thanks for sharing.

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  • We are truly lucky we have many options available to us to ensure we deliver healthy babies. I put my hands in the lap of my Doctor and was induced and had a vaccuum delivery, which was very nearly going to be an emergency caesar. I was prepared to do anything to deliver a healthy baby.

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  • WOW amazing photo’s capturing exactly what happens, and how brave Women really are, especially when we go back for more…

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  • Great images, women really are amazing aren’t they?!

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  • These photos are amazing!

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  • I wish I had photos of my births. I was too focused on delivering my babies to even think of photos

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  • Just incredible.

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  • Never the same any time you have your baby. So many ways to give birth.

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  • Pregnancy, birth and life is one big miracle indeed ! Love all these beautiful shots !!

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  • The miracle of birth. It never stops to amaze me! :-)

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