Real Mom Stories

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

Your jaw will drop.

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.

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.

Instagram Post Shows Us What a Breech C-Section REALLY Looks Like

This mesmerizing video shows what really goes down during a breech C-section. You'll be fascinated by this up-close-and-personal view!

New Mom's Survival Guide

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

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.

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.

Your First Mother's Day Gift Guide

Need to share a hint of what you'd like for your first Mother's Day gift? Send along these ideas.

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.

'I Delivered My Baby in the Bathroom'

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

'I Gave Birth in an SUV'

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

Viral Post Points Out a Breastfeeding Complication That's Rarely Discussed

This mama's Instagram post about the casualties of breastfeeding points out something you might not have known about nursing.

10 Tips to Build Your New-Parent Confidence

Get expert tips to help you rock this parenthood thing.

Planes, Trains & Automobiles

Top 10 tips for traveling with your baby.

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.

Think Mom Life is Easy? This Mama Proves Otherwise

A real mom responded to a comment about how "easy" her life must be, and it's something you NEED to see.

Week 38: Pain & Beauty

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

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.

Alyssa Milano on the Charms of Motherhood, Parenting and Pregnancy

Our favorite inspiring quotes from our August/September cover star

'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.

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

Spoiler alert: This might make you cry happy tears.

This Mom's Postpartum Photo and Message Will Make Your Day

Post-baby bodies are beautiful. Why are we so obsessed with changing them?

An Up-Close Look at Breast Milk Has Taken the Internet by Storm

What makes breast milk so special? This up-close-and-personal view of the stuff might give you a clearer picture.

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.

Milk Bath Maternity Shoots: The On-Trend Way to Celebrate Your Pregnancy

Check out the latest trend in maternity photography--stunning milk bath pictures. Would you try this at home?