Childbirth is a miraculous journey, but it’s not without its hurdles. Labor pain is one of the most excruciatingly painful experiences a woman can have. Even witnessing the pain can elicit feelings in a loved one.
Kirstie Perez is a Dallas, Texas-based birth photographer. The photographer captured the emotions of some men who were in labor with their partners. “The one who stands helplessly by as the woman he loves moans and howls through the stages of labor.
“While we’ve always put each other first, mother nature intervenes to put him in the backseat while he watches them transform into one another,” the photographer explained on BoredPanda. View some of her most powerful photographs in the gallery below.