From awe-inspiring photos of a baby born in an amniotic sac or unretouched moms' bodies to blood-boiling news about a mom being thrown out of a water park for being too "full-figured" to controversy-spawning breastfeeding tales galore, 2013 was a year busting at the seams with stories that made our hearts pound, melt, and just about everything in between! With only a matter of days to go before we ring in 2014, we thought this past unforgettable year called for a round-up and review.
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Stir readers were absolutely fascinated in June by this photo of a baby still inside the amniotic sac, taken and posted to Facebook by Dr. Aris Tsigris after a C-section in Greece. The rare occurrence offered an intriguing, breathtaking glimpse at a baby's life in utero. The story inspired many to share their experiences with babies "born in a veil," like Heather B., who wrote, "I actually gave natural, vaginal birth like this. I didn't get to see it, but the people in the room with me said it was amazing, and I had someone tell me that in some cultures it means the baby is 'blessed.'"