Giving Birth – 20 Photos That Capture The ‘Miracle Minute’ After Giving Birth
It’s called the ‘miracle minute’ – the magical mummy moment that happens just after giving birth, when you meet your baby for the very first time. As they blink their eyes open and you touch their skin, time seems to stand still. This ‘miracle minute’ is one of the most powerful experiences in parenting: the first moment between a mother and baby.
Kelly Richman has been photographing these first-breath mummy moments for three years. ‘When the baby crowns, the anticipation builds up, and the long-awaited moment finally arrives,’ says Kelly, a newborn photographer from Houston, Texas. ‘That is when emotions take over the body and all the pain from the delivery goes away. Because that little human that she has carried for nine months is there. That little human that has heard her voice and heartbeat 24/7 is right there in front of her eyes. This is where the bond of motherhood is formed – and when the best mother and baby photos always happen.’
Kelly’s newborn photography captures the blood, sweat and tears that combine to create the ‘miracle minute’ that happens just after giving birth. ‘I wanted to take some time to share some of those moments,’ explains Kelly. Those moments when mothers and babies meet for the very first time – moments that are by far some of my very favorites at every single birth I have the honor of documenting. They are meaningful in every way possible, and I’ve been so fortunate to capture them. They have a way of always reminding me of the beauty of motherhood.’
Scroll down for 20 beautiful ‘miracle minute’ photos of mothers after giving birth:
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