12 Couples Share on Having Kids First, Getting Married Second (PHOTOS)

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First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes baby in a baby carriage -- or does it? For many women, especially millennials, having a baby before they are married represents the new normal.

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Whether the pregnancy was planned or accidental, more couples are deciding that a baby doesn't mean a sprint to the altar. We talked to 12 couples who opted to start their families before they were married to find out why they made that choice and what they wish people knew about living this new normal. Read on for surprising thoughts on the nature of love, commitment, and family.

 

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