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 all 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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mums holding their babies for the first time

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

This mum clutches her miraculous bundle of joy to her chest, swept with powerful emotions. 

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mums holding their babies for the first time

Image Credit: Eden Photography, via Birth Becomes Her

This mum’s face expresses all the intensity and agony of giving birth — mixed with unspeakable joy. 

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mums holding their babies for the first time

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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mums holding their babies for the first time

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

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mums holding their babies for the first time

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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mums holding their babies for the first time

Image Credit: Ashley Marston Photography, via Birth Becomes Her

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

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mums holding their babies for the first time

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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mums holding their babies for the first time

Image Credit: Jessica Kirkland Photography, via Birth Becomes Her

This newborn was born in the comfort of home. A glow of peace surrounds his family. 

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mums holding their babies for the first time

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Overcome for words, mum presses a kiss to her beautiful bub’s head. 

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mums holding their babies for the first time

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

 

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