Real Mom Stories

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.

Viral Photo Shows How Exercise Can Change a Pregnant Body

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

Mom Welcomes Baby Born Via Surrogate in Stunning Photos

These pictures of a mom welcoming her son via a surrogate might make you cry just a little bit. But they'll be tears of joy.

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.

Pregnant Teen Shares 'Heartbreaking' Zika News

A pregnant 17-year-old in Connecticut is dealing with the reality of being diagnosed with Zika while pregnant with her fiance's baby.

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.

'I Delivered My Baby in the Bathroom'

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

'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.

Our 18-Week Ultrasound

Take Two

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.

39 Weeks: Waiting for Baby

The anticipation of knowing your baby will be here any day can be overwhelming. One soon-to-be mom shares the reading list that she's using to distract herself until she gets to meet her son.

Week 38: Pain & Beauty

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

Pregnant with Twins

Moms share their real life stories about being pregnant with twins.

Three Generations of Breastfeeding Beauties Captured in One Image

You have to see this photo series celebrating the beauty of a mother's body--no matter what her age is.

Mommy Brain: Yes, It's a Thing

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

Your First Mother's Day Gift Guide

10 ways to celebrate motherhood and your new baby!

Alyssa Milano on the Charms of Motherhood, Parenting and Pregnancy

Our favorite inspiring quotes from our August/September cover star

Big Brother Has Adorably Sincere Reaction to Mom's Pregnancy Reveal

Spoiler alert: This might make you cry happy tears.

Week 20: Itchy Rash

The bun in my oven is halfway baked!

Mom Honors Late Husband in Unique Maternity Photos

This might be the most beautiful, meaningful maternity shoot we've ever seen. You have to see how this woman chose to honor her late husband in her pregnancy photos.

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

How life changes once you're a parent.

This is What 25 Weeks Pregnant With Quintuplets Looks Like

This photoshoot offers a stunning look at what carrying quintuplets--yes, five babies at once--really looks like. It's, insane, amazing, impressive and beautiful.

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