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After carrying a child for nine months, the day their life begins becomes a miracle. London-based photographer Jenny Lewis, who recently released the book “One Day Young.”

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In the book, there are 40 pictures of newborn life, held by the women who will share a lifetime of love with their perfect miracles.

Lewis shot the new mothers within 24 hours of their babies being born, aiming to capture the beauty of motherhood.

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They emotionally and physically embrace their own tiny, unknowable offspring.

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These captured moments are incredible to witness.

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New mothers embrace their tiny newborns with tender love

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Lewis said in a press statement, “My aim was to capture the extraordinary bonding, warmth and strength between mother and infant.”

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“In fact, the whole range of amazing emotions felt at that time, as the mothering instinct kicks in.”

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Each photo was shot in the mother’s own homes, adding a level of intimacy Lewis couldn’t have found in a studio.

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These mothers can enjoy their new gifts of life as they come home for the first time.

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The women featured live around Lewis’ Hackney, London, neighborhood and come from all walks of life.

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Lewis says photographing them reshaped her outlook on childbirth and mothering.

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“One Day Young” by Jenny Lewis is published by Hoxton Mini Press, available from www.hoxtonminipress.com.

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