The ability to have children is a gift and blessing that women hold dear to their hearts. Having life grow inside of you is indescribable, besides all the pain and the hardships, this phenomenon of giving birth is the most wonderful experience of a woman's life.
It has been said, there is nothing stronger than a mother's love. As the bond she has with her offspring is made when it is inside her, breathing within her, feeding her, living her. Giving birth is a life changing experience as it adds a life to yours. One can never understand the pain and the difficult times that mothers have gone through to give them life, until that one day.
The stories of these seven women are indicative of the girl power that is required to reproduce. You won't believe what these ladies have endured giving their children life, as even God can't hold their desire to give birth.
Elizabeth Ann Buttle became pregnant at the age of 19, and then again at age of 59 through In Vitro Fertilization (IVF). She holds the record for the longest period of time between births, and she actually lied about her age to receive IVF in the first place. Giving birth at age 60 - that is quite an impressive feat.
Stacey Herald may only stand at two feet tall, but this didn't stop her from giving birth to three children. Her doctors have explained the health risks involved with having children with her condition, but she plans on growing her family in the future.
This man has done the impossible, and he is now a mother. Thomas Beatie is a transgender man who was born as a woman, and he became impregnated due to having his female parts still intact. Beatie is the first man ever to become a mom, and his baby is truly a medical miracle!
Mothers are required to be quick-thinking and protect their child at all costs. Carolina Chirindza was stuck in a tree while nine-months pregnant due to extreme flooding in her town, but she didn't panic. She gave birth in that tree over a crocodile-infested river, and Chirindza and her daughter are alive and healthy today.
Natalie Suleman gave birth to eight children at once in 2009, making her mom of 14 kids in total. She received a ton of media coverage and raised the question of the possible unethical use of fertility treatments. Giving birth to eight kids at once? It's kind of hard to top that.
Rajo Devi Lohan gave birth to her first child at the age of 69, thanks to IVF, making her the oldest first-time mom in the world. She even credits her daughter for her longevity, revealing how parenthood truly changes your life for the better.
Carole Horlock knows a lot about giving birth since she has given birth to 13 children in total. The catch? None of them are hers. Horlock has chosen to be a surrogate for 13 women, and her will to help these women become mothers through her body as a vessel is truly an act of generosity and love.