Photographer Beautifully Showcases His Girlfriend Giving Birth At Home (Photos)


Well, here's something you don't see every day.

For a recent photography collection, Brazil-based photographer Gustavo Gomes decided to document his girlfriend, Priscila, giving birth to their child at home.

Gomes made sure to capture the true beauty and experience of a natural birth.

Of the purpose of the shoot, Gomes told Redbook,

As a matter of fact, Brazil is among the countries with the highest cesarean delivery rates in the world. Gomes said,

Throughout the series, you'll see Priscila endure a 20-hour home birth before bringing the couple's daughter, Violet, into the world.

Check out the photos below for a closer look!

When you typically think of the process of childbirth, you most likely picture it taking place in a hospital room.

Gustavo Gomes

You may also think about the possibility of having a C-section just because it would speed up the process.

Gustavo Gomes

However, in a country like Brazil, there are more people scheduling C-sections than people giving birth naturally.

Gustavo Gomes

In hope of raising awareness about natural and home childbirth, a Brazil-based photographer composed a collection of photos of his girlfriend Priscila's 20-hour, home childbirth.

Gustavo Gomes

Gomes said, "Priscila and I never felt helpless during the whole process with a doula, an obstetrician and a pediatrician, and we hope that these photos can demystify natural and home childbirths and encourage future mothers to avoid unnecessary C-sections."

Gustavo Gomes

Despite documenting a moment as special as this one, Gomes made sure to take some time away from the camera to assist with the birth.

Gustavo Gomes

At last, Violet was born and safely delivered.

Gustavo Gomes

So, what's life like after giving birth at home?

Gustavo Gomes

Find out by keeping up with Gustavo Gomes, his girlfriend, Priscila, and their newborn, Violet, on Instagram!

Citations: Photographer Captures Girlfriend's Stunning Home Birth (Redbook)