This is What Birth REALLY Looks Like, Warts and All

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This is What Birth REALLY Looks Like, Warts and All

Birth comes in all shapes and sizes. No two births are ever the same.

C section, breech, Vaginal Delivery, Vaginal Birth After Caesarian, Vacuum Extraction, Forceps Delivery the list goes on.

It is all beautiful in its own form. These are the unusual childbirth pictures that don’t always make it to the photo album.

Let’s face it, gran probably doesn’t want to see these ones. Then again, maybe she does!


Be warned these images include some pretty graphic scenes including placentas, umbilical cords, blood and splashes of body fluid plus much, much more..

If you’ve ever wanted to see more of the real and raw side of birth, then this photo gallery is definitely for you!

If you get a bit squeamish at the sight of blood and other bodily fluids then maybe look away now.

Unusual Childbirth Pictures

These images will have your eyes popping at the true strength and power of your vagina, while cringing with sympathy pains. OUCH!

Umbilical cord

The umbilical cord is truly something to admire. It did just help your baby survive for the last nine months by delivering the oxygen and nutrients needed to allow your baby to grow.

Check out this bubba having a suck on hers.


The placenta looks pretty disgusting, but many women have been known to eat their placenta. It is believed that eating the placenta can ward off anemia, help increase milk supply, balance hormones and lower your chances of PND.

In New Zealand’s Māori culture, there is an ancient practice of burying the placenta after birth.

Amniotic sac/En caul

An en caul birth is where your baby is born with the amniotic sac still intact.

Babies born en caul are said to be lucky, special or protected. Stats suggest around one in 80,000 births are en caul births.


A caesarean section (c-section or ‘caesarean’) is a surgical procedure in which a baby is born through an incision (cut) made in the mother’s abdominal wall and the wall of the uterus (womb).

Gentle C-sections are increasingly becoming a popular option for mothers who require a surgical birth but want a more traditional birth experience.


Simply amazing images!

Although some might be a bit confronting, it is awesome to see birth from the business end. We often miss that when we are focused so much on delivering our precious tiny bundle.

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Tracy has been a digital content writer for over 10 years and a crazy mum of two boys for nearly 17, so be gentle! The teen years are rough! Beach lov...Read Moreer. Terrible housekeeper. Tea drinker. Wine sipper, who sadly can't eat cheese or ice cream. Life is cruel! Read Less

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