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These Photos Of Actual Moms Immediately After Giving Birth Are Raw And Beautiful

"The most emotional moment of my life was the first time I held my son. I hadn’t slept for 2 days, hadn’t eaten in 23 hours, and couldn’t have been happier."

We recently asked the BuzzFeed Community to send in pics of what they looked like right after childbirth. We all can’t (and don’t) look like Kate Middleton hours after labor, but nevertheless, all moms exude beauty. Check out these amazing mommas during their life-changing moment...

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Some submissions have been edited for length and clarity.