10 powerful birth photos of dads welcoming their newborns to the world

Mums, remember how your husband was your pillar of strength during labour? These poignant birth photos of new dads will leave you teary-eyed.

Dads may be the supporting cast in the delivery room, but their role is no less important. From supporting mum with his unfaltering embrace to bringing their newborn to mum’s arms, dad is an integral part of the birth process. 

These 10 stunning photos celebrate the strength of fathers in the delivery room. The pictures are collected by Birth Becomes Her, a birth photography community that pays tribute to the beauty of birth. 

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Image Credit: Thistle + Lace Photography, via Birth Becomes Her

Real men cry… when looking into the sweet face of their baby girl for the first time. 

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Image Credit: Ashley Short Photography, via Birth Becomes Her

During the storm of childbirth, dad will be her anchor, her rock through it all. 

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Image Credit: Santa Cruz Birth Photography, via Birth Becomes Her

The curve of his arm about her, the total focus in his gaze meeting hers… the tenderness in this picture is beyond measure. 

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Image Credit: Santa Cruz Birth Photography, via Birth Becomes Her

As she bites her lip against the contractions, he’s right there to steady her. 

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Image Credit: Angie Klaus Photography, via Birth Becomes Her

This dad kept vigil while his wife struggled through an exhausting three-day birth. 

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Image Credit: Michele Steiner Photography, via Birth Becomes Her

Dad stealing a quiet moment with his newborn. His adoring expression says it all!

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Image Credit: Kailee Riches Photography, via Birth Becomes Her

That strong hand so gently cupping his little one’s head — a silent vow to love and protect. 

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Image Credit: Shelby Clowers Photography, via Birth Becomes Her

To have and to hold, in sickness and in health. Dad has mum’s back all through this beautiful waterbirth. 

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Image Credit: Angie Klaus Photography, via Birth Becomes Her

Surrounded by a swirl of activity, this mum and dad remain wrapped in an unbreakable embrace. 

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Image Credit: Danica Donnelly Photography, via Birth Becomes Her

“You are my rock, my shoulder to lean on, my love…”

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