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03/28/2017 10:35 am ET

20 Breathtaking Birth Photos That Highlight The Strength Of Doulas

"These doulas are giving their clients the gift of judgment-free support."

Doulas play a powerful support role in childbirth.

In honor of World Doula Week, the birth photography blog and community, Birth Becomes Her, compiled a collection of photos that highlight their strength. 

“When you talk to people about their birth stories, their doula’s name often comes up right away,” Birth Becomes Her co-founder Monet Nicole told The Huffington Post. “There is something so powerful about having a person who supports you, loves on you and comforts you during one of the most intense days of your life. Doulas hold space for birthing people.”

While many think of doulas as figures who advocate for their clients during labor and delivery, Monet believes the best doulas are those who encourage their clients to find their own voices and tap into their own innate wisdom and strength.

The below photos represent the physical and emotional support that doulas provide. Said Monet, “Be it holding a hand, wiping away a tear, pouring another pot of hot water, or offering counter-pressure, these doulas are giving their clients the gift of judgment-free support.”

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