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    20 Shockingly Beautiful Birth Photos You Won't Be Able To Stop Thinking About

    You've never seen birth photos like these. (Warning: graphic images.)

    The International Association of Professional Birth Photographers have announced the winners of their 2018 Image of the Year Competition, and they're nothing short of absolutely stunning.

    This beautifully calm moment won Best in Category: Labor.

    This incredible capture of a baby — still in the amniotic sac — won Best in Category: Delivery.

    This mother feeling unbridled love won Best in Category: Postpartum.

    This incredibly sweet shot won Best in Category: Birth Details.

    And this amazing moment of a child meeting their sibling for the first time was the First Place Winner.

    In addition to the selections made by IAPBP's panel of judges, the association's members recognized these additional photos:

    This capture of sweet release was the Member's Choice Best In Category: Postpartum.

    This photo of something you've probably never seen before was the Member's Choice Best In Category: Birth Details.

    And this emotional scene was the Member's Choice Winner.

    Finally, there are the contest's honorable mentions, which will take your breath away too — like this baby's incredible first moments in the world.

    Or this one of a family's joy.

    Look at this staggering shot of a seconds-old baby.

    This photo of a blissful baby — still attached to the umbilical cord — is truly special.

    This powerful shot is full of so many kinds of emotion.

    If this photo doesn't make you smile, I don't know what will.

    This dramatic photo is really something to behold.

    And this shot of a mother ready to feed her baby is awe-inspiring.

    The framing of this photo is a perfect example of a great photographer's eye.

    This capture of some helping hands and the mother who appreciates them.

    This photo of a new baby greeting their parents is simply incredible.

    And this gorgeous silhouette will linger in your mind.

    You can see all of the competition's entries here.