Although most people likely conjure up an image of a chaotic hospital room when they think of childbirth, there are many moms who choose to have their babies at home, in their own space, surrounded by their family. And thankfully, some of them invite a birth photographer to capture the intimate event. Every year, Birth Becomes Her — an international community of birth photographers created by Monet Nicole and Jennifer Mason — holds a birth photography contest in which these amazing photographers from all over the world can submit their work to be judged within specific categories. Even though they can't all be winners, every single submission to the contest was absolutely stunning.
Ahead are some of our favorite out-of-hospital birth photos submitted to the contest for consideration in 2019.