Real Mom Stories

WATCH: Video of Woman Giving Birth in a Stream Goes Viral

Your jaw will drop.

Teen Nurses at Her Wedding, Makes a Great Point About Young Mothers

A teen mom shared a sweet shot of herself breastfeeding at her own wedding--and she made an important point about the pressures young parents face.

This C-Section Photo Will BLOW. YOUR. MIND.

This is incredible.

This Mom-Blogger Just Got REALLY Real About Her Post-Baby Body

"Love makes you fat," according to this blogging mom. What do you think?

Watch This 32-Weeks Pregnant Woman SLAY Her Zumba Routine

How is she SO light on her feet at 32 weeks?

New Mom's Survival Guide

Everything you need to know about sleeping, breastfeeding, crying and more!

Love Your Body After Birth: How One Photographer Started a Postpartum Movement

The project that aims to change the way you see your motherly figure.

10 Inspirational Mother's Day Quotes

Whether expecting, a newbie or already in the trenches, remember that being a mom can be difficult at times for anyone. In honor of Mother's Day, some uplifting quotes (and a few funny ones!) to make you smile.

13 Real Moms Who Love Their Stretch Marks

A new hashtag campaign on Instagram and Tumblr, started by moms, is calling on women everywhere to #loveyourlines by posting stretch marks pics in all their glory.

9 Months Pass in 48 Seconds in This Cute Pregnancy Time-Lapse Video

A clever time-lapse video uses a balloon to mirror the growth of a mom's belly over nine months of pregnancy.

'I Delivered My Baby in the Bathroom'

You'll never believe this woman's amazing birth story.

Two Women Show How Different Baby Bumps Can Look

There's no "right" way for a baby bump to look. To illustrate that point, two pregnant friends are sharing a photo featuring their very different shapes.

Why These Good Moms Walked Out of 'Bad Moms'

It was supposed to be a fun night out, until...

Mom Fires Back After Being Shamed For Breastfeeding by Her Own Parents

Another day, another story of a woman shamed for breastfeeding...only this time, the mom was shamed by her own parents.

Nutritionist Shares Her 'Real' Postpartum Body

A New Zealand nutritionist & blogger shares powerful and inspiring photos of her post-pregnancy body, 'jiggly bits' and all. This is what new motherhood looks like.

This Mom Had an Epic Response After She Was Shamed For Breastfeeding

Girl, tell 'em.

Week 38: Pain & Beauty

One mom-to-be touts the feel-good benefits of getting groomed and pampered before giving birth.

Alyssa Milano on the Charms of Motherhood, Parenting and Pregnancy

Our favorite inspiring quotes from our August/September cover star

Our Favorite Pregnant Mamas

We've rounded up our favorite real moms-to-be and their bumps. Send your own pic to #ilovemybump.

'I Gave Birth in an SUV'

What happens when you just can't make it to the hospital on time?

'I Went Into Labor During a Hurricane'

Whipping winds, pounding rain, a blackout and a hospital evacuation--how one brave mom weathered a storm of historic proportions to welcome her little bundle.

New Mom Uses Selfie to Sell Meal Plan to Postpartum Moms, Sets Unrealistic Expectations?

A new mom has dropped her baby weight in just a few weeks, and she's offering other postpartum ladies the chance to buy her meal plan. But is eating the way this mama does worth it?

Pregnancy Weightlifter Boasts Six Pack 10 Weeks After Baby

This woman lifted weights throughout her pregnancy. Now, at just ten weeks postpartum, her incredibly toned abs are back in full force. Check her out.

Mommy Brain: Yes, It's a Thing

"Momnesia" is real. Here's how to deal.