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Birth photos: The moment I became a mom

Monica Beyer is a mom of four and has been writing professionally since 2000, when her first book, Baby Talk, was published. Her main area of interest is attachment parenting and all that goes with it, including breastfeeding, co-sleepin...

The first connection

That first time when a mother greets her newborn child is a life-changing moment forever etched in time. In honor of Mother's Day, here are a few of those moments from some special moms -- guaranteed to tug at your heartstrings.

Claire Kelly's birth photo

Claire Kelly

Claire, mother of one from Marseille, France, pictured with Lila

"The moment Lila was born, I was simply in awe of this amazing, beautiful little creature that I loved on an intense, primal level. The next two days after, I kept having to remind myself I wasn't pregnant anymore. I would literally look at my belly, then look at her and my brain would explode."

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