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19 Shockingly Beautiful Birth Photos From 2016

You have to see these.

WARNING: Photos might be graphic to some readers.

1. This dad who took cutting the cord into his own hands, er, mouth.

2. This refreshingly real capture.

3. This birthing that was a family affair.

4. This mom who gave birth outdoors as the sun rose behind her.

5. This tireless mom who continued to parent her boys even as she labored to have another.

6. The sweet moment when this mom got a kiss of encouragement from her oldest.

7. This father who was overcome with emotion as he welcomed his son into the world.

8. And this mom whose heart grew a million sizes all at once.

9. The beautiful moment when this mother — at long last and after much struggle — held her healthy baby born via surrogate.

10. And the equally beautiful moment when this surrogate brought the love of a child to this family.

11. This toddler who helped with his new sibling's weigh-in.

12. This mom who was busy birthing the placenta as dad held the baby.

13. This mom who breastfed her big girl — and her brand-new baby girl — at the same time.

14. This touching shot of a mother holding her daughter as she labored to become a mother herself.

15. This dad who was filled with emotion upon holding his baby girl for the first time.

16. The tranquil moment caught seconds after this little one entered the world.

17. This mom who knew that every contraction she endured brought her closer to holding her baby.

18. This unforgettable entry into the world.

19. And the pure emotion of becoming three.

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