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.
Real men cry… when looking into the sweet face of their baby girl for the first time.
During the storm of childbirth, dad will be her anchor, her rock through it all.
The curve of his arm about her, the total focus in his gaze meeting hers… the tenderness in this picture is beyond measure.
As she bites her lip against the contractions, he’s right there to steady her.
This dad kept vigil while his wife struggled through an exhausting three-day birth.
Dad stealing a quiet moment with his newborn. His adoring expression says it all!
That strong hand so gently cupping his little one’s head — a silent vow to love and protect.
To have and to hold, in sickness and in health. Dad has mum’s back all through this beautiful waterbirth.
Surrounded by a swirl of activity, this mum and dad remain wrapped in an unbreakable embrace.
“You are my rock, my shoulder to lean on, my love…”
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