Siblings at Births - 23 Incredible Moments

When we asked some of the amazing photographers in our Birth Becomes Her community to send us their favorite "siblings at births" moments, we expected to receive images that made us smile. What we found were images that touched us even deeper, eliciting a longing for that childhood innocence and simple acceptance of nature, of birth, and of family. These 23 images reflect that children often do remarkably well during this important family transition. Below you'll find images from some of the most talented birth photographers from around the world. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did! 

She looked down, and saw her daughter caressing her newborn, while nursing them both at the same time, and in that moment, her heart blew up tenfold, and she couldn't help but smile. Image by Elliana Gilbert Photography. 

She looked down, and saw her daughter caressing her newborn, while nursing them both at the same time, and in that moment, her heart blew up tenfold, and she couldn't help but smile. Image by Elliana Gilbert Photography. 

Big brother woke up right before his new baby brother was born and gave his mom that extra bit of energy she needed at the end. He was so adorable when he came back in to give his mom a kiss. Stunning image by Light The Way Doula. 

Big brother woke up right before his new baby brother was born and gave his mom that extra bit of energy she needed at the end. He was so adorable when he came back in to give his mom a kiss. Stunning image by Light The Way Doula. 

Big sister laughs and jokes about the sounds her mom was making. Beautiful image by Fox Valley Birth and Baby. 

Big sister laughs and jokes about the sounds her mom was making. Beautiful image by Fox Valley Birth and Baby. 

These older siblings help cut their little sister's cord. Stunning image by Vanessa Mendez. 

These older siblings help cut their little sister's cord. Stunning image by Vanessa Mendez. 

The very best labor support. Incredible image by Fox Valley Birth and Baby. 

The very best labor support. Incredible image by Fox Valley Birth and Baby. 

This little doula watches as baby is born. Beautiful capture by Kate Murray Photography. 

This little doula watches as baby is born. Beautiful capture by Kate Murray Photography. 

Not the little one anymore. He was the youngest until his baby sister was born. The fifth baby for this family. Lovely image by Little Plum Photography. 

Not the little one anymore. He was the youngest until his baby sister was born. The fifth baby for this family. Lovely image by Little Plum Photography. 

The oldest of three girls. Gorgeous moment captured by Dianne Hamre. 

The oldest of three girls. Gorgeous moment captured by Dianne Hamre. 

This big sister watched with pride as her mom birthed her baby brother into the world. Image by Monet Nicole - Birthing Stories. 

This big sister watched with pride as her mom birthed her baby brother into the world. Image by Monet Nicole - Birthing Stories. 

These sweet boys admired their new baby with such joy. Image by Marysol Blomerus. 

These sweet boys admired their new baby with such joy. Image by Marysol Blomerus. 

Such a tender embrace between mom and her older child just minutes after birth. Beautiful image by Catherine Brown. 

Such a tender embrace between mom and her older child just minutes after birth. Beautiful image by Catherine Brown. 

Big brother holds baby for the very first time. Image by Hilary Marie. 

Big brother holds baby for the very first time. Image by Hilary Marie. 

Older brother helps cut the cord. Lovely image by Candice MacDonnell Photography. 

Older brother helps cut the cord. Lovely image by Candice MacDonnell Photography. 

She was so excited to see HER baby. Gorgeous image by Photo Art By Jessica

She was so excited to see HER baby. Gorgeous image by Photo Art By Jessica

This mother leaned on her daughter during the intensity of labor. Beautiful work by Jessie Fultz. 

This mother leaned on her daughter during the intensity of labor. Beautiful work by Jessie Fultz. 

They looked at their newest arrival with wonder and awe. Wonderful Image by C Daisy. 

They looked at their newest arrival with wonder and awe. Wonderful Image by C Daisy. 

They lost their first girl at 23.5 weeks, had their rainbow baby (son) and finally got their girl! Great Capture by All Things Baby. 

They lost their first girl at 23.5 weeks, had their rainbow baby (son) and finally got their girl! Great Capture by All Things Baby. 

Resting and snuggling with mama in between contractions. Image of Mandala Doula. 

Resting and snuggling with mama in between contractions. Image of Mandala Doula. 

She stood by and watched her mom give birth. Powerful image by the Tulsa Birth Doula

She stood by and watched her mom give birth. Powerful image by the Tulsa Birth Doula

This older sister watched in awe as her new brother snuggled up against mom. Beautiful Image by Jennifer Mason Photography. 

This older sister watched in awe as her new brother snuggled up against mom. Beautiful Image by Jennifer Mason Photography. 

They began their new journey together. Stunning moment by Angie Klaus. 

They began their new journey together. Stunning moment by Angie Klaus. 

So much joy. Image by Songbird Photography.

So much joy. Image by Songbird Photography.