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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. She has one more published book under her belt and is currently a freelance writer for SheKnows, Pregnancy and B...

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.

Alisha O'Brien's birth photo

Alisha O'Brien

Alisha, mother of three from Waterford, Ontario (Canada), pictured with daughter Sloane.

"My very first thought as they placed her on me was, 'She's so beautiful! Wait... it IS a SHE, right???' A good question after two boys!"

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