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Mom Brings Baby Out of the Water
This newborn baby is being handed to her mother after a home water birth. The placenta is also separating.
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As the rest of the baby's body is born, the mother brings the baby to her chest with the help of her midwife in these water birth pictures. Notice that the midwives wear very long, special water birth gloves, that allow them to reach into the water without getting their hands wet. You can also see a small amount of blood in the water birth pool. This is an indication that the placenta is separating and preparing to come out.