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Saturday, 5 September 2015

Photographer captures the honest beauty of home births

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"I've been photographing whatever happens in my life since 2009, so for me it was only natural photographing the birth of my first daughter," Gomes said in a statement to Mashable.
Not only were Gomes' photographs were for their personal collection, Gomes hopes they can raise awareness about the benefits of natural home delivery in Brazil, where Gomes says the women choosing Caesarean sections is prevalent.
Gomes says his and Bochi's experience was incredibly positive, as they took plenty of precautions with their team of birthing experts to help them along the way. "Priscila and I never felt helpless during the whole process with a doula, an obstetrician and a pediatrician, and we hope that these photos can demystify natural and home childbirths."
Gomes captures many of the calm moments, as well as some of the more painful scenes of Bochi's 20-hour labor, giving the photos both a quiet beauty and a gritty and honest quality.

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