New life. It produces beautiful and moving images. Layla Aerts, Bieke Depoorter and Katrijn Van Giel were asked to show how a mother-to-be experiences pregnancy and the birth of her child; and how she sees her child grow, with ups and downs… Joy, love, relief, happiness… wherever you are in the world, all brand new mothers feel the same.

New life. Sometimes it produces confrontational images. The photographs also show the sadness, the anxiety and the fragility that creep into the eyes of a mother if something goes wrong.