Meet Leilani Rogers, a birth photographer who captures raw images of the first moments Of motherhood.
She was hooked after photographing her first birth in 2011. Sixty births later, she is still documenting the miraculous moment.
Rogers in an interview with BuzzFeed described "Working as a birth photographer is one of the most rewarding jobs you could have."
“I sincerely hope that these photos normalise birth – show that is isn’t ‘gross’. There are people in this world who won’t even subject themselves to discussing birth, let alone viewing images of it.
But I don’t see how anyone can deny that these raw images portray birth as the miraculous occasion that it can be."
Rogers who also founded The Public Breastfeeding Awareness Project added: “I often lose my breath as I document mothers reaching for their babies and bringing them to their chests after a water birth.
And each time I come back to those images, I lose my breath all over again. The joy, relief, and exhaustion is just so palpable.”
Check out more pictures in Pulse Gallery and read Rogers behind the scene stories on BuzzFeed