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05/05/2016 6:38 AM AEST | Updated 09/05/2018 9:27 PM AEST

43 Raw Photos Of Mums Helping Their Daughters Give Birth

For an expectant mom in labor, one of the most supportive forces in the delivery room is often her own mother. 

In honor of Mother’s Day, we asked the International Association of Professional Birth Photographers for photos of moms assisting their pregnant daughters through the childbirth experience.

Here are 43 gorgeous birth images that capture these incredible labor, delivery and postpartum moments along with captions from the photographers. (Note: Since the photographs below depict women in various stages of childbirth, some may not be suitable for viewing in all situations.)