50 Photos of Mothers Helping Their Children Through the Most Challenging of Times


Perhaps one of the scariest parts of motherhood is when you have to trust someone else to help your child. A doctor. A nurse. A surgeon. A teacher. A therapist. Moms don’t like to sit on the sidelines. But even when she can’t make everything better, a mother will try. With a hand to hold. With a shoulder to cry on. With a kiss. With a joke. With just being there. 

Below are just a few of the many mothers who sent us a photo of them with their child getting through a difficult hospital stay. Here’s to you, moms.

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A woman hold her child's head as he sleeps on a hospital bed.
Photo via Amy Gerrish Bennett

2.

Mother holds her newborn child on her chest.
Photo via Elizabeth Pinho Caulfield

3.

A woman smiles next to her son, who lays in a hospital bed.
Photo via Beth Olsen Arimond

4.

A woman holds her child, who's wearing a hospital gown.
Photo via Megan J Haynes

5.

A little girl sits on her mom's lap. The girl wears a neck brace.
Photo via Jillian Swinkels

6.

A woman looks at her child, who's hooked up to a breathing tube.
Photo via Laura Burgess Martin

7.

A woman holding her baby in a hospital.
Photo via Ashley Mobley

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A woman and her baby laying in a hospital bed. They stick out their tongues.
Photo via Daniella Antunes Ferreira

9.

A woman holding a baby in a hospital.
Photo via Brooke Arabo

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A woman and her baby, the baby has a bandage on his head.
Photo via Elizabeth Oyer Daugherty

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A baby with a bandage on his head kisses his mom's chin.
Photo via Julie Clack

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A woman holding her child at the hospital. The child has a binky and is reaching her hands out.
Photo via Lauren Casper

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A woman kisses her son on the cheek. He has a bandage on his head.
Photo via Kristin Bricker Kolb

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A woman holds her daughter, who's wearing a hospital gown.
Photo via Janet Mary

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A mom smiles with her daughter, who's laying in bed with a breathing tube.
Photo via Dianne Stinnett

16.

A little boy and his mom laying in a hospital bed.
Photo via Jacqueline Marie

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A little baby with breathing tubes, being propped up by her mom.
Photo via Michelle Schwindler

18.

A mom stands over a little boy, who's laying in a hospital bed.
Photo via Kathryn Singleton

19.

A mother kisses a little boy who lays on a hospital bed.
Photo via Sarah Murray

20.

Close up of a mom holding a child's hand.
Photo via Kim Watt

21.

A mom holds a baby in a hospital.
Photo via Sarah Martin

22.

A woman smiles at her son, who's laying down in a hospital bed.
Photo via Jennifer Lay-Bollinger

23.

A mom rests on a chair holding her baby.
Photo via Donna Marie

24.

A mother looks down at her baby, who's laying on a hospital bed.
Photo via Chelsea Shoun Adams

25.

A mom holds her baby.
Photo via Dawn Hamilton

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A baby sleeps and sucks his thumb, draped over his mom's shoulder.
Photo via Jennifer ‘Brunel’ Baker

27.

A mom looks at her newborn baby in the hospital.
Photo via Kathleen Simpkins

28.

A mom gently puts her thumb on the mouth of a little boy, who's laying in a hospital bed.
Photo via Kelly Slattery

29.

A mother in hospital scrubs holds a little boy, who's wearing a white gown.
Photo via Belinda May

30.

A mom and her son look at each other while a laying in a hospital bed. The boy holds a toy snake.
Photo via Alicyn Mullins

31.

A mother kisses a little boy sitting in her lap.
Photo via Lauren Marx-Abel

32.

A mom sits on a chair on a hospital room, holding her baby.
Photo via Danielle Wise

33.

A mom holds a baby next to a crib in a hospital.
Photo via Whitney Greenlaw

34.

A mother holds her baby sitting in a chair.
Photo via Kristy Sullivan Pardeck

35.

A mother hold her baby, sitting in the hospital.
Photo via Shelly Pruitt

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A mom with a face mask leans over her baby. The baby's shirt says Happy Mother's Day.
Photo via Nicole Richnavsky

37.

A mom smiles at her son, who sits in a hospital bed with toys.
Photo via Andrea ‘Dolney’ Mullenmeister

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A little girl with a breathing tube leans her head on her mother's shoulder.
Photo via Katie Reid Osburn

39.

A mother and her daughter spoon in a hospital bed.
Photo via Crystal Wright

40.

A mom and her child, who has no hair.
Photo via Gillian Howle Plasman

41.

A mother holds a baby, who stares at her.
Photo via Jessica Beers

42.

A mom holds her son.
Photo via Katherine Rosenberg Scholen

43.

A mom sits on a chair, holding her son.
Photo via Ally Probst

44.

A mother and son pose in the hospital wearing fake mustaches.
Photo via Melanie Norris Cameron

45.

A mother watches her daughter sleeping in a hospital bed.
Photo via Liz Buvinger

46.

A mom smiles with her daughter, who sits in a crib in the hospital.
Photo via Maggie Miller

47.

A mom and her baby/
Photo via Michelle Metheney

48.

A mom looks down at her baby.
Photo via Jess Hurst

49.

A mom looks down at her baby in the hospital.
Photo via Lauren Wunderlich

50.

A little newborn baby holds his mom's finger.
Photo via Rebecca Edwards-Powel


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