Before I gave birth to my first child, I’ll admit that I was scared. In fact, I was completely frightened by the thought of having a painful child birthing experience simply because I had no idea what to expect. Sure, you can read all the books in the world but until you do it for the first time yourself, nothing can prepare you for that powerful yet sensational feeling of giving birth to a newborn baby.
With that being said, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with feeling unprepared, scared or like you don’t know what the heck you’re doing in the delivery room. And trust me when I say that’s ok. There’s no wrong or right way when it comes to preparing yourself for the most life-changing moment you’ll ever experience. After all, there’s a reason why everyone calls mamas Wonder Women. We have the super natural powers to give birth to tiny little humans and live to tell our tales about it!
But if you need some reassurance of just how beautiful and meaningful motherhood is, and especially during the first few seconds of your baby’s life, here are some of the most powerful photos we’ve ever seen. When I first caught a glimpse of my baby after giving birth, it was a strong cocktail of emotions that included awe, excitement, nerves and love. You’ve got to see these photos to know what I mean.