Birth photographer Paula Galvão’s from Natal, Brazil, breathtaking photos capture the tender moments between a mum and her new baby.
The 39-year-old has always been interested in photography and began working in her father’s studio when she was 16.
She explained that she works all hours of the day since a baby can arrive at any time, but that she is very happy and fulfilled’ by her profession and that ‘every delivery brings a different emotion.’
Photographer Paula Galvo of Natal, Brazil, has released remarkable images from the birth room, featuring doctors performing a C-section delivery.
Paula Galvo captures the initial moments of a baby’s life. These beautiful, raw moments reveal the wonder of new mums bringing their babies into the world.
One extraordinary shot shows a newborn being delivered while still in the amniotic sac.
Paula captures those tender moments between a mum and her new baby as they meet for the first time.
“This was right after her girl was born standing and she raised her to her chest. This is the moment of relief and happiness.”
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.
“They are integral in making the woman feel safe and loved and raising oxytocin.”
“Here you can see how husband was totally submerged in her everything and dedicated to serving her however he could.”
A infant wearing a little cap is cradled for the first time in one shot.
“This image captures the moment she realised she did indeed have a baby, and the ride was coming to a close.”
This powerful shot shows a baby crying just moments after being born, with the umbilical cord still attached .