Photos: Half-born babies will leave you open-mouthed

Photos: Half-born babies will leave you open-mouthed

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I remember feeling my baby coming out. The searing, unearthly pain and stretching, the fire that engulfed that part of me as my daughter's head left my body, and came into the world. It felt like an hour, but I know it was only an instant before her shoulders were delivered, and she slid out of me like a slippery fish. Her lungs filled with their first taste of air, and she let out a thick cry. She'd been born.

But in that moment when only her head was out, the sight of it must have been incredible. I don't know, because I didn't see, but my husband will say witnessing his little girl's head coming out of me was one of the most unforgettably beautiful sights he has ever beheld.

Missing this part of my children's births makes me wish we'd hired a birth photographer to join us in the delivery room. So she could have captured this moment, as one of my very favorite birth photographers, Monet Moutrie, did for this mama.

"The moment of birth, when babies are 'between two worlds' is electrifying for everyone in the room," Monet told our site via email. "While the birthing mother might not be able to see it, she can sense it."

And feel it!

Here are more incredible images of babies half-born, between two worlds:

"The excitement and the longing to finally see and hold your baby is unlike anything else I've witnessed," Monet says about these breathtaking images.

Half-born photos from her own birth even captivate the Colorado-based birth photographer. "I'm stunned by my body and it's ability to open and bring forth life."

"I also find it incredibly captivating to see how these babies look as they make their transition," she added. "Newly born babies change so much in their first hour of life, and it's always fascinating to compare how they look in these images with how they look during their newborn exam. It truly is a magical and mysterious transformation, and I'm honored that so many of my clients have allowed me to capture and share such an intimate and powerful moment."

I am honored that you chose to share your incredible photos with us, Monet. If you want to learn more about Monet’s exquisite work, please visit her website and Facebook page.

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This post was originally published January 30, 2016. It was updated and republished December 13, 2017.

Opinions expressed by parent contributors are their own.

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