A photographer has shared incredible shots taken of mothers and their babies in the delivery room. Photographer Paula Galvão, from Natal, Brazil, captures the special first moments of a baby’s life.
She said she works all hours of the day as a baby can come at any time, but feels ‘very happy and fulfilled’ by her job, explaining how ‘each birth brings a different emotion’.
One extraordinary shot shows a newborn being delivered while still in the amniotic sac, while another shows a new mother and baby meeting for the first time.
Meanwhile, one moving picture shows a woman in the hours before giving birth, kneeling on the floor and holding onto her partner for support while having contractions.
Paula, 39, started taking pictures like this after giving birth to her own daughter, Ingrid, now 17. She said she works all hours of the day because the baby can come anywhere, anytime, but feels ‘very happy and fulfilled by her job,’ explaining how ‘every birth brings a different emotion’.
Photographer Paula Galvão, from Natal, Brazil, shared these incredible images taken in the delivery room, including the doctors delivering this baby via C-sections.
Another touching photograph shows a newborn touching her mother’s head as they meet for the first time.
The photographs also show the stages leading up to birth, including this photo of a woman on the floor while having contractions, holding on to her partner for support
This incredible shot shows a baby emerging while still in the amniotic sac, while being delivered by C-section
One intimate image shows a mother meeting her newborn for the first time, moments after giving birth
This powerful shot shows a crying baby shortly after being born, with the ᴜᴍʙɪʟɪᴄᴀʟ cord still alive.
A cute image shows a newborn baby, who was born with a full head of hair, enjoying a nap