Parental instinct is a strong feeling for many parents, and it's one that kicks in even before birth.
This was especially so for one dad in particular, who after being told his baby girl was to be born with no arms, was determined to do whatever possible.
This is a real tear-jerker...
Becoming a parent is a gift.
via: ShutterstockIt is something that will change your life.
From then on, there's someone else to love and look after.
via: ShutterstockYour duty is to protect them and ensure that they're ok.
It's a lot of responsibility.
via: ShutterstockBut for most, parents thrive and natural instincts come in.
Just like one dad did when he found out that his baby girl would be born without arms.
via: ShutterstockHe knew had to do whatever he could for her.
And that's exactly what he did...
via: Shutterstock...Despite all the doctor's concerns.
Welcoming a child into the world is an amazing experience.
via: ShutterstockThe whole thing is magical, and it truly releases the inner warriors in women after a grueling 9 months of pregnancy.
The labor isn't so magical, however...The labor of childbirth is known for being one of the most painful things that the human body can experience.
It is the very thing most women dread.
via: GettyA combination of intense muscle tightening, abdomen cramps, pain in the torso and pelvic area, back pain, contractions from the uterus, and, eventually, pushing a baby out of the vagina... It's certainly no walk in the park.
Labor is different for every woman.
via: GettyDespite the fact that labor is pretty much guaranteed to be painful, it varies slightly for every woman; no labor is the same.
This can depend on the woman's genetics...
via: GettyAs well as her tolerance to pain, her body type, and even the size of the baby.
But, in some more severe instances...
via: GettyChildbirth can bring with it many perilous complications.
Some women can experience a whole array of health issues during childbirth...
via: GettyMeaning that, sadly, not every baby is born in good health.
Some babies are incredibly ill upon their arrival into the world...
via: GettyAnd, in some extreme cases, they don't make it past being a few hours old.
But, thats not always the case.
via: GettySome babies are so keen for a taste of life that they go on to defy all the odds by surviving these incredibly traumatic deliveries.
But now, not all illnesses are discovered at birth.
via: GettyWith advances in technology, doctors are able to spot things that may be wrong during scans.
Just like they did for Vanessa McLeod and her baby girl.
via: GettyVanessa found out about her daughter's limbs when she was 19 weeks pregnant.