Giving birth at home is such a private, emotional experience, that mums-to-be rarely get the chance to see how other people are doing it.
Bold photographer Gustavo Gomes and his equally brave girlfriend Priscila, agreed to capture the home birth on film as Gomes had been photographing their home life for some time.
Gomes admitted that the birth, which began late on a Sunday night and continued into the following day, had been ‘intense’ and said he initially tried to make Priscila pose for some pictures, but eventually gave that up.
“I’ve been photographing whatever happens in my life since I started photographing,” Gomes told BuzzFeed, “so recording the time from when we learned about the pregnancy until the day Violeta was born was only natural for me.”
According to Gomes, Bochi was completely comfortable with the process so long as he still supported her during the labour.
“Priscila is very used to my photographing her, and she was aware beforehand that I would record this moment as well,” he said.