10 stunningly raw photos of mums holding their babies for the first time

Mums, remember the marvel of holding your newborn? These breathtaking shots will bring back those moments following birth in their raw glory.

Mums, that first, miraculous moment of holding your newborn is probably seared into your memory. Cradling them, right there, in your arms, forms one of every mum's most intense experiences. 

These photos are collected by Birth Becomes Her, a birth photography community that celebrates the beauty of life. Taken right after birth, these incredible raw shots capture the euphoria of mums holding their babies for the first time. 

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Image Credit: Elise Hurst Photography Lubbock Birth Photographer, via Birth Becomes Her

Clutching her miraculous bundle of joy to her chest, this mum is swept with staggering emotion. 

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Image Credit: Eden Photography, via Birth Becomes Her

All the intensity and agony of giving birth is still in this mum's face — mixed with unspeakable joy. 

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Image Credit: Lauren Hodges of Lo Photo, via Birth Becomes Her

Her hand stroking her newborn's cheek, the proud dad bending over them both.... the sheer tenderness of this moment is unbelievable. 

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A mum's adoring kiss is all the welcome to the world that this newborn needs. 

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Image Credit: Monet Nicole - Birthing Stories, via Birth Becomes Her

With his arms wide and lunging forward, it looks like this little one just wants his mum's embrace!

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Image Credit: Ashley Marston Photography, via Birth Becomes Her

Motherhood — the world's greatest rollercoaster of tears and ecstasy. 

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Image Credit: Monet Nicole - Birthing Stories, via Birth Becomes Her

This mum can't hold back her sobs at this incredible moment. 

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Image Credit: Jessica Kirkland Photography, via Birth Becomes Her

Born in the comfort of home, this newborn and his family are already wrapped in a glow of peace. 

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Pressing a kiss to her beautiful bub's head, this mum is too overcome for words. 

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All smiles from this bub's welcoming committee. We're delighted to meet you, little one!

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