Canadian photographer and doula Krista Evans captures the
reality of childbirth with her powerful and emotional images. She believes it
can be cathartic and healing for moms to share those images publicly, to
educate and inspire other women. But not everyone agrees with her. Krista’s award-winning
photos have been labeled pornographic and generated storms of controversy when published
on social media sites. However, Krista is determined to keep fighting to tell the
truth about birth and to challenge those who believe it should be kept behind
“We must learn to embrace and empower women to birth how
they want, where they want and with whom they want,” she says.
In that spirit, Krista has shared ten stunning photos along with her memories
from ten beautiful and very different births.
“She labored so intensely yet so serenely in this
shower. The water cascaded over her swollen, surging belly and gave her
“You can feel the connection with these two. It was magic.”