7 Birth Instagram Accounts You Need To Follow Right Now

Getting ready to have a baby can be exciting, beautiful, stressful and scary all at once. Something that really helped me when I was pregnant was following birth related accounts on Instagram. There’s so much great information out there on Instagram from doctors, midwives, doulas, fellow mamas and other birth-positive people. Following birth Instagram accounts made me not so nervous to birth my own baby.

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Here’s 7 birth Instagram accounts you should follow:

Empowered Birth Project

The Empowered Birth Project’s Instagram feed (@empoweredbirthproject) is one of my favorites. It’s run by an RN, and features birth stories and photography from all kinds of birth — hospital, c-section, home birth, unassisted, etc.  They seek to “Remind birthing people of their power” and to heal through story telling.

Birth Without Fear

This birth Instagram account @birthwithoutfear does exactly what it’s name says — helps women (and their partners) birth without fear. It’s another favorite of mine, and its sister account, @takebackpostpartum, is an amazing resource for mamas postpartum.

Birth Becomes Her

Even though this birth Instagram account, @birthbecomesher says in its description “tools and support for new and experienced birth photographers,” everything they post can help mamas, too. Just seeing some of the images and video can be so helpful when preparing to give birth.

Badass Mother Birther

The name of this account, @badassmotherbirther also says it all! I absolutely loooove the name badass mother birther because it’s so true — all mamas are badasses for giving birth! Unfortunately, many of the photos and videos on this birth Instagram account (and a lot on all of the others mentioned) are censored and you need to click on the photo and then “see photo” in order to view it because some users have reported it as “offensive or disturbing.” This is a whole other subject, but Instagram supposedly started changing their community guidelines to allow uncensored photos and videos of birth A YEAR AGO, but it’s still happening.

So the more you follow and like the photos on these birth Instagram accounts, the more support you are giving the birthing community.

BirthTUBE

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This is incredible!! Thank you @theswinneyseven for tagging BirthTUBE! Congratulations, you did amazing!!! ・・・ . . @theswinneyseven There was something beyond special, about getting to deliver my own baby. No doctors or nurses, no lights, or busy people, no one interrupting a moment that should be the most special moments for families as they bring life into the world. The pain was there, but the joy and peace that followed in those minutes we got to spend alone with our sweet girl was more rewarding then anything I could have asked for. I honestly think that God allowed me to deliver safely in the car, instead of making it to the hospital, because He knew that my desire for a birth that was without interruption and full of hormones between baby and I, that desire was so deep. And something that the hospital just couldn’t provide for me. People are shocked and often apologize that I didn’t make it to the hospital. They don’t understand that I just experienced something unrivaled to anything I could have imagined. I witnessed my body take over and a baby be born into my hands. My body is not swollen, and I have no tears. I had my husband and children around me, and for 5 minutes, we embraced everything that happened without any interruption. Our family has preferred a unique chaos It was crazy. But it was Amazing. @birthtube @birthwithoutfear @gracedinbirth @mindfulbirthproject @empoweredbirthproject

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Ok this account, @birthtube, is the perfect resource for expecting mamas and their partners. It’s linked to their website, birthtubelive.com, where birth stories of all kinds are shared. Stories they currently have on the site include births dealing with placenta accreta, gestational diabetes, cervical lips, VBACs, home births, C-sections, etc. Just watch this video above of a mama giving birth in a MOVING car!

Home Sweet Home Birth

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Providing maternity care as a holistic, personalized experience, that returns power to women and encourages them to feel their vitality, live in joy and love their birth, as well as supporting a loving, gentle transition from the womb to the world for babies – sensitive to how exquisitely conscious they are, have been the hallmarks of my practice. It’s an honor to share this path and calling with you! Having a successful practice of 21 plus years has provided me with many resources and a lot of lessons that I wish I would have known when I first started out – especially regarding what is NOT taught in standard education and training. If you are a #doula thinking of becoming a #midwife, or a midwife wanting to start or grow your private practice, I’d love to help you. Go to homesweethomebirth.com/for-birth-professionals and start your journey. 📷: @hadasimages

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Created by holistic nurse midwife Anne Margolis, @homesweethomebirth is for all things home birth. Being a home birth mama myself, I LOVE how this account celebrates home birth and shows that it’s not scary to have a baby at home.

Sacred Birth Doula

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~REBIRTH~ This is the moment when you realize how POWERFUL you truly are… An overload of oxytocin flows through your body letting you know that you are LOVE. You have always been and will always be the most powerful force in this UNIVERSE… and that is LOVE. ORIGINAL WOMBMAN… DON'T EVER FORGET how powerful you truly are. _ #birth #waterbirth #naturalbirth #vaginalbirth #homebirth #lotusbirth #blackbirth #blackmamas #maternalmortality #doctors #hospitals #unlearnandrelearn #maternaldeath #midwife #advocacy #birthdoula #lotusbaby #placenta #delayedcordclamping #motherhood #rebirth #rightsovermybirth #birthwithoutfear #blackwomen #doulasrock #doula #midwives #midwivesassistant #empoweredbirth 📸@Rebornfromwithin

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Unfortunately, Black women have a number of risks that women of other races don’t have when being pregnant and giving birth. This in turn can cause discrimination from medical professionals and birthing Black women often feel neglected and not treated as an individual. This birth Instagram account, @SACREDBIRTHDOULA, helps bring that to light, how we can change it, and how ALL births are beautiful, no matter the color.

Did I miss your favorite birth Instagram account? Tell me in the comments below!