These Pictures of Mothers Helping Their Daughters Give Birth Are Both Poignant and Beautiful | 22 Words

When it comes to the many responsibilities of mothers, it's the birth that is perhaps the most significant and symbolic. So for a mom-to-be to have her own mom in the room when the miracle happens...that's something special.

These amazing images taken during and after childbirth show that although a mother might become a grandmother, she's still a mom to the woman giving birth.

“She was showing so much concern for her laboring daughter. It was incredibly touching and had me tearing up."

via: Vivien Stembridge

“A special moment between new mom and new grandma — grandma was telling her how proud of her she was."

via: Jo Price

“When the surprise announcement of the baby’s gender was exclaimed by the doctor, everyone jumped up and down cheering ‘It’s a boy!’ and this mother wept and looked toward her daughter, also a mother — now of a son, with the most adoration and love possible."

via: Marcy Harris

“Dad was feeling a bit queasy, so this brand-new grandmother was overjoyed to have the honor of cutting her grandson’s umbilical cord."

via: Little Wonders Photography

“The mother (grandmother) supports her daughter as she begins to push."

via: Monet Nicole

“This woman is a single mom by choice (her baby has a donor-dad), and her 81-year-old mother stood by her throughout the whole process, from becoming pregnant until childbirth. This is their ultimate moment."

via: Lobke Koppens

A mother consoles her exhausted daughter.

via: Lori Martinez

“You could feel the love in the room!"

via: Fermont

A mother shares her love with her daughter and granddaughter.

via: Vanessa Huey

“The mother of the laboring woman flew last minute to make the birth. She got there during transition and quickly went to support her daughter. The most amazing and special part of this story is that the mother birthed her daughter at home 30 years prior."

via: Samantha Noel Photography

“This photo is post birth and grandma is cradling her daughter in a very tender moment between the two."

via: Meghan Hale

“Three generations of strong women."

via: Little Wonders

“Pure joy."

via: Nicci Brooks

“First time mother and first time grandmother. Very strong, beautiful and pure expression of proudness."

via: An Van Eycken

“This one brings tears to my eyes. Such a loving mom and dad!"

via: Dianne Hamre

A mom brushes her daughter's matted hair as she sleeps.

via: Liz Cook

“After all the strength and endurance she gave to her daughter while she labored all night long, it was all over. She falls back and completely lets go and is overcome with emotion. And I can hardly keep my camera still."

via: Ashley Marston

“This mother is holding her daughter as she holds her new baby for the very first time."

via: Light of Mine

“A mother’s love mirrored by her daughter’s strength."

via: Light the Way