These images give new meaning to the miracle of life.
The International Association of Professional Birth Photographers has announced the winners of their 2017 contest, and the photos they chose show the struggles mothers go through to bring new life into the world, and the sheer joy that follows.
The program, which is set to go into effect on January, 1 2018, would provide 12 weeks of paid leave to employees who seek to take care for a new child, a close relative with a serious health condition, or relieve the pressures created when a family member is called to active military service.
Sometimes what hospitals deliver are interventions a pregnant mom did not expect.
The drug appears to increase the risk of asthma or developmental problems in children.