Fourth Trimester Bodies Project

A Black pregnant woman sits in a robe as an Asian woman shows her a onesie SHVETS Production/Pexels

The 4th Trimester Bodies Project highlights the beauty of families of all kinds. ash luna, a queer non-binary parent, partner, and photographer collected the images and and interviews. The gallery shows images of people with their children, partners, and parents, and shares their stories in their own words.

“I had a very uncomplicated pregnancy and was planning a homebirth but after 36 hours of labor at home I transferred to the hospital where Romee was born vaginally with no issues. Despite the fact that I was very much in control of my birth experience, my immediate postpartum days were spent mourning the birth that I wanted and beating myself up over not being able to physically perform in the way I thought that I needed to.”