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Newborn With Inoperable Brain Tumor Has 'Surpassed Every Expectation' (Photos)

newborn on bed with parents in background8.08 Photography
At just one month old, baby Abigail is showing the world her perseverance. Against all the odds that come with an inoperable brain tumor, she's still here. And while her story probably won't have a happy ending, her parents are demonstrating incredible strength. "[Abigail] has blown us away and surpassed every expectation. God has blessed... Read more

​The Hilarious Reason Why These Newborn Photo Shoots Went Viral

Dad and baby newborn photo shootGigi O'Dea Photography/Facebook
In a perfect world, your angelic new baby would curl up in a peaceful pose and sleep his way through a newborn shoot. There would probably be some sort of crochet clothing involved. These three families do not live in a perfect world. First, meet Mark Resnick and his seven-day-old son Asher. After about an hour of... Read more

Photographer Captures Conjoined Twins Before Surgery

brazil-conjoined-twinsMateus André
For photographer Mateus André, an unexpected encounter turned into a moving family photoshoot. While visiting Goiânia, Brazil, he came across a news story about three-month-old conjoined twins from Salvador, Maria Clara and Maria Eduarda. The family is living at Casa do Interior de Goiás in Brazil -- a center where families can live, eat and... Read more

Don't Ask This Couple When They're Going To Have A Baby

Dog standing on hind legs with ownersElisha Minnette Photography
Maybe your in-laws wouldn't stop asking when they could expect grandchildren. Or maybe all your friends settled down before you. Either way, the pressure to have kids can be incredibly frustrating. Enter Matt and Abby. With the help of photographer friend Elisha Minnette, the couple staged a newborn shoot. The twist? They don't have... Read more

This Baby And Bulldog Are Basically Brothers (Photos)

Baby napping with bulldogIvette Ivens Photography
Remember those breastfeeding goddesses? Turns out photographer Ivette Ivens was capturing some other divine images on the side -- photos of her son Dilan and puppy Farley, who just so happen to share a birthday. The French bulldog joined the family about five months ago. “I saw Farley’s birth date and just... Read more

How Temporary Names Put Newborns At Risk

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What's in a name? As it turns out, important safety provisions. A new study published in the journal Pediatrics shows that newborns' "temporary" names, like Babyboy and Babygirl, can lead to major consequences in the hospital. "There can be no delay in providing identification wristbands to newborns," the study says. That means... Read more

This Is How A Newborn Sees You

Mom looking at newbornVeer
Ever wonder what the world must look like to a 2- or 3-day-old baby? Are they alert enough to perceive anything at all? New research out of Stockholm confirms that yes, newborns can see your facial expressions. But only when they're up close and personal. From a distance of 30 centimeters... Read more

Here's What a C-Section Really Looks Like

baby after c-sectionJessica Bender Photography
Felicia's maternity photo session was a great package deal. It turned into a birthing shoot as well. The mom-to-be was about halfway through her maternity shoot with Jessica Bender Photography when her water broke. "She looked at me with concern on her face and asked, 'What does it feel like when your Read more

The Business of Baby Boxes

contents of finnish baby box for new parentsFinnish Baby Box
For some brand new parents, the second most important arrival (after baby, of course) is a simple cardboard box. "Baby boxes" containing newborn basics like gender-neutral clothes, winter gear, diapers and bath supplies have been mailed out to new parents by the Finnish government for over 75 years. Now, the business is taking off --... Read more

Photo Series Captures Moms With Their Day-Old Newborns

mom holding newbornJenny Lewis
It's hard to describe the range of emotions that a mother feels on the very first day with her baby. So instead of putting it into words, London-based photographer Jenny Lewis spent five years capturing it on film. Lewis started the project by posting leaflets around the London borough of Hackney, offering a free... Read more