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15 Powerful Photos That Show the Beauty of C-Section Births

Post by Genny Glassman. For some reason, there is a strange stigma surrounding births that happen via c-section. Despite the growing number of moms speaking out about their c-section experiences, showing their c-section scars, and educating...Show More Summary

This 'Sunny-Side Up' Birth Photo Is Unlike Anything You've Ever Seen

Post by Lauren Levy. There's no question that the things a woman's body can do are incredible and that childbirth is mesmerizing. But if you need a reminder of just how miraculous this process is -- or just want your mind to be blown -- check out this newborn's grand entrance that was actually removed from Instagram. Show More Summary

Raw Photos Pay Tribute to the Extraordinary Work of Labor and Delivery Nurses

Post by Megan Zander. A recent tribute to labor and delivery nurses posted by Jill Krause of Baby Rabies -- coupled with an intimate picture taken by photographer Katie Lacer of Mamma KT Shoots -- caused moms everywhere to reach for the tissues as they remembered their own awesome delivery nurses. Show More Summary

Science May Have Figured Out What Causes Stillbirths -- and How to Prevent Them

Post by Jordyn Smith. Stillbirths are devastating but they're still surprisingly common. About 23,600 babies are stillborn each year, but narrowing down the exact reason why stillbirths occur has been incredibly difficult, if not downright impossible. Show More Summary

18 Actually Helpful Pregnancy Tips From Moms Who’ve Been There

Post by Wendy Robinson. We all know that there is nothing that attracts unwanted advice more than the sight of a pregnant belly. I know I got my fair share of outdated, rude, or even dangerous advice throughout my pregnancy. Strangers mean well, but they aren't always the most "in the know" when it comes to the latest in safe pregnancy practives. Show More Summary

Why Does My C-Section Have to be Awful to Count as 'Real Birth'?

Post by Megan Zander. Kate Hudson had some major shade thrown her way recently when she called her c-section "the laziest thing she's ever done." Predictably, women who've experienced births via c-section fell upon internet comment sections...Show More Summary

20 Totally Brand-New Baby Girl Names No One Else Will Have

Post by Genny Glassman. Looking for a brand-new baby name doesn't just mean looking for something unique. It means being innovative and taking risks on names that haven't become trendy... yet. Just think, someone had to be the firstShow More Summary

Apparently, Oral Sex Is Bad for Pregnant Women Now

Post by Jordyn Smith.   There are only a few true pleasures that come along with being pregnant. Along with having access to special parking spaces and all the good food you get to eat, pregnancy sex is definitely up there. Unfortunately, according to new info, even something as magical as oral sex can harm your baby during pregnancy. Show More Summary

23 Absolutely Brand New Baby Boy Names No One Else Will Have

Post by Genny Glassman. Most parents are looking for a name that is unique and special. And as an expecting parent, you might think you've heard every name under the sun. Luckily, baby names are being created every day, especially some pretty epic new baby names for boys! These names are 100 percent new and never used. Show More Summary

Can You See Ghosts in Sonograms? The Internet Says Yes

Post by Lauren Levy. Sonograms can be a mesmerizing experience but for some parents-to-be, it's not only because of that first glimpse of a new baby. While looking at the images of their babies in utero, some parents spot more than a head, heart, or waving hand instead come across something more unexpected: ghosts.

After 2 Miscarriages, Heartbroken Mom Shares What It's Like to 'Say Hello and Goodbye' to a Stillborn Baby

Post by Lauren Levy. TRIGGER WARNING: This post contains images and information about stillbirth and infant loss, which may be triggering to some. Elizabeth Comensky isn't just a mom to a beautiful little girl; she is also a strong advocate for parents who've faced miscarriages and stillbirth. Show More Summary

What It’s Actually Like to Have Kate Middleton’s 'Severe Morning Sickness'

Post by Elizabeth Broadbent. I have the official china released for both of the royal births. Each is a tasteful plate, gold-edged, listing a birth date, a first name, and title: H.R.H. Prince George of Cambridge, and H.R.H. Princess Charlotte of Cambridge (His and Her Royal Highness, respectively). Show More Summary

7 Gross Things That Happen During Labor That Aren't Poop

Post by Jordyn Smith. Childbirth is equal parts ridiculously beautiful and super freaking weird at the same time. When it comes to delivery, the knowledge that you're probably going to poop copiously in a room full of people is enough keep most women up at night. Show More Summary

15 Breathtaking Photos of Moms Squatting to Deliver Their Babies

Post by Genny Glassman. Though it is most common for women to give birth while laying down, there are some serious benefits to squatting while in labor. Squatting during labor can open your pelvis wider, help dilate the cervix, and reduce...Show More Summary

Dear Military Wife Who Is Pregnant and Alone

Post by Kristina Wright. there. I bet you’re wondering how this happened to you. Are you thinking that you didn’t sign up to be a single parent, but now here you are, pregnant and alone while your husband is in some...Show More Summary

15 Moms Confess the Weirdest Things Their Nesting Instinct Made Them Do

Post by Genny Glassman. American Pregnancy, calls nesting "the overwhelming desire to get your home ready for your baby." Overwhleming is putting it lightly -- we call it losing our damn minds.  More from CafeMom: 15 Hysterical Snapchats That Will Make You Feel Better About Your Own Kid Fails  If you've ever woken up at 3 a.m. Show More Summary

The Story Behind This Rainbow Baby Shoot is Even More Emotional Than the Pictures

Post by Lauren Levy. Only women who have gone through the devastating loss of a miscarriage or stillbirth fully understand that pain. When these grieving women get pregnant again and experience the birth of their rainbow baby, that happiness is also unparalleled. Show More Summary

20 Perfectly Paired Baby Names For Boy-Girl Twins

Post by Genny Glassman. Hooray! You're having adorable boy-girl twins! Now you'll have double the love and double the snuggles but first, you need double the baby names! More from CafeMom: 21 Old-Fashioned Nicknames for Girls That Make Charming First Names The names on this list not only look good together, but they sound perfect too. Show More Summary

16 Moms Reveal the Most Mortifying Thing That Happened When They Were Pregnant

Post by Wendy Robinson. Ah, pregnancy. That magical time when women just glow and quietly celebrate the new life forming inside of them. Or, if you're most people, you spend nine months barfing in public, passing gas, crying randomly, and generally embarrassing yourself. Show More Summary

Photo of Baby Born in a Car and Still in His Amniotic Sac Will Make Your Jaw Drop

Post by Lauren Levy. Just 14 minutes after Raelin got in the car to make her way to the hospital, this mom delivered a baby boy -- but that's not even the most incredible part of her birth story. When the Pennsylvania mom woke up with...Show More Summary

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