The model embraces the baby as it appears to nurse. New images showing a nude woman embracing her primal instincts while appearing to give birth in an exotic tropical garden have been released by one British photographer who was inspired by her own experience of natural homebirth and the view that medicalization isn’t necessarily as safe as we imagine.
The breath-taking images appear to show a gorgeous model preparing to welcome her newborn child into the world while in a glass cube set against a wild garden while her midwife and partner look on in awe. The stunning shots show the woman boldly standing up while passionately going through the throes of labor before peacefully holding her baby in her arms with the umbilical cord still attached before starting to nurse.
These pictures were taken by photographer, Natalie Lennard (32) from Worthing, Sussex, UK, and feature in her series Salle Sauvage which forms part of her broader Birth Undisturbed project. Natalie was inspired by her two experiences of natural homebirth where she found that she was free to follow her primal instincts during labor under the watchful eye of her independent midwife who let her embrace her body. Through her incredible work, Natalie hopes to show women that there are alternative styles in which to give birth that aren’t just in a sanitized hospital on their back.
Natalie, who shoots typically glamorous fashion and commercial work, said she was inspired one day when she was shooting alternative beauty model Gina Harrison.