Viral Photo Shows Beauty Of C-Section Scars (Graphic)

Newborn below mother's c-section scarHelen Carmina Photography
The mom in this photo was terrified of having a c-section. But after a complicated labor, she needed to have one anyway. This is her way of commemorating her triumph. The photo is also a feat for photographer Helen Aller of Helen Carmina Photography. "My images usually get seen by 100 people at most, so I... Read more

If You Could, Would You Select Baby's Sex?

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Should couples be able to choose the sex of their baby? Where the practice of nonmedical sex selection -- also referred to as family balancing -- is allowed, it comes with a hefty price tag -- as much as $15,000 to $20,000 per cycle. But it's the next step for expansion in the fertility industry. Rather... Read more

Watch One Family's Incredibly Moving Birth Story

Birth-Photos-Sibling-Meeting-Baby-1Marysol Blomerus
When mom Michelle found out that she was pregnant with her second child in two years, one of the first people she told was Marysol Blomerus, the Cape Town photographer that documented her first son Aiden’s arrival via emergency c-section, in hopes that she would be available again. Like with her first birth, Michelle... Read more

Not Crazy, Just Pregnant: 10 Funny Reasons Women Cried

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Blame it on the hormones. You knew you'd have some emotional moments when this whole pregnancy thing began. And we're not discrediting the severity of those craving-induced meltdowns. But in retrospect, they're kind of funny, right? Reddit users seem to think so, and so do many of our own Bumpies. Here,... Read more

A Sister's Act Of Love: Giving Birth To Her Twin's Baby

twin-sister-surrogate-birthAllison Rose Photography
The bond between sisters -- especially twin sisters -- is hard to top. Especially when they live within walking distance of each other and are raising sons close in age. So when Allison Dinkelacker got the heartbreaking news that she wouldn’t be able to give her son Dylan a sibling, her twin sister and mom of two... Read more

YouTube Stars Sam And Nia Share Heartbreaking Miscarriage News

Just days after their role-reversal surprise pregnancy announcement went viral, YouTube stars Sam and Nia are back with an emotional update: Nia suffered a miscarriage. On Wednesday, the couple shared a video of Sam surprising his wife and high school sweetheart Nia with a positive pregnancy test. The video, which has... Read more

Labor In Transit: Babies Who Couldn’t Wait

mom-curbside-birthAngela Ciao
Even if you map out a detailed birth plan, baby may decide to take labor in a different direction. You’ve likely read about the mom who safely delivered a newborn girl under the bright lights in the Big Apple earlier this week. After experiencing contractions in the middle of the night, Marwa Abdrabo headed to... Read more

Husband 'Takes' Pregnancy Test, Breaks News to Wife (Video)

We love a good pregnancy announcement. But when you take away the song parodies and the drones, in essence, they’re all pretty similar: a woman reveals to her partner that they’re expecting, or a couple announces the news together. Which is why this role-reversal announcement has totally raised the bar. High... Read more

Peek Under The Big Top With This Circus Nursery (Photos)

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This big top tent has a new little addition. Photographer Janet Howard is sharing her inside look at a circus-themed nursery. With playful prints, bright colors and plenty of animal friends, this space is jam-packed with fun. Clown car jam-packed, that is. Whether you prefer Barnum and Bailey or Big Apple, you know... Read more

Hilarious Real Pregnancy Stories: 'I Threw Up Because...'

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Whoever came up with the term "morning sickness" seriously underestimated the gross-out factor that many pregnant women face. If you're finding yourself suddenly super-sensitive to certain smells and tastes (or to practically everything), you can seek out relief or blame your hormone changes, but the best remedy is commiserating with others in the same boat.... Read more