Real Mom Stories

These Photos of Pregnant Inmates Will Move You

As many as 1 in 25 women put in prison is pregnant. Photographer Cheryl Hanna-Truscott decided to highlight the issue with her series Protective Custody. Here's why.

You Have to Watch This C-Section Baby Basically Deliver Himself

Is he an OBGYN in the making?

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.

You Won't Believe How This Mom's Bump Pic Ended Up on a Porn Site

Consider this a cautionary tale.

4 Things That Change Forever After Baby (Both Good and Bad)

How life changes once you're a parent.

New Mom's Survival Guide

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

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.

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.

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.

You Won't Believe Why This Pregnant Mom Tested Positive For HIV

The scariest part? It could happen to anyone.

You'll Never Guess This Instagram Star is 6 Months Pregnant

As she shows off her toned figure, it's hard to believe this fitness enthusiast is more than half way through her pregnancy.

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.

Couple Sees Spooky Face in 4D Ultrasound

Couple on Reddit changes their mind about having a novelty 4D ultrasound after seeing a spooky face in the waiting room. Would this creep you out, too?

Viral Photo Shows How Exercise Can Change a Pregnant Body

You'll never believe how different this woman looked from one pregnancy to another.

10 Ways To Be A More Confident Mom

Slow down. When you rush, things fall apart. Lower your expectations of what you can do and how fast you can do it, and everyone will be happy.

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.

Woman Delivers Baby She Didn't Even Know She Was Pregnant With

You won't believe this incredible story.

Couple Shares Infertility in the Style of a Pregnancy Announcement

Do you think these announcements are funny or just too controversial?

Week 38: Pain & Beauty

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

Sweet Maternity Shoot Turns Into Surprise Marriage Proposal

These maternity photos could easily double as engagement photos!

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