The difficulty for parents ­is to admit to these feelings, even to ­themselves, ­because of the ­associated guilt.

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It’s taken ­India longer to come to terms with the fact that the regret felt after ­parenthood is not ­unc­ommon.

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Rarely do benefactors speak out about IVF and surrogacy, but Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao credited it for their boy Azad. At the launch of Fertiltree fertility centre in Mumbai, Aamir marvelled about the transformative effects of parenthood.

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Parents lineup with their children to administer a dose of inactivated poliovirus vaccine (IPV) for their children in Hyderabad, Telangana.

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Mumbai's first test tube baby Harsha Chawda Shah with her new born baby boy at a hospital in Mumbai on Women's Day.

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For She Shall Inherit Happiness They say fatherhood brings the best in men. That can be the case with Mark Zuckerberg, who, seen here with wife Priscilla and newborn daughter Max, declared that he’d give away his fortune. Reason? A better world for people like Max.

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In this photo, a couple from Britain whose baby was born on Oct. 17 by a surrogate pose their baby for a photo in Anand, India. For 15 years the couple were unable to get pregnant and turned to Dr Nayna Patel's clinic after seeing her on a TV program.

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Acid attack survivor and activist Laxmi with her partner Alok Dixit and daughter in New Delhi.

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Riteish Deshmukh, for the first time, shared a few pictures of his newborn son Riaan, on social media.


A tobacco seller with her child, on Mothers' Day, in Allahabad.

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Mothers walk the ramp with their kids at 'Mommy & Me' fashion show on the occassion of Mother's Day, in Chandigarh.

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Nalini Varshney-housewife with there kids in her house, in New Delhi.

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Indian Cricket team captain MS Dhoni's wife Sakshi delivered their first baby, a girl, at a private hospital in Gurgaon.

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Creche at work Shilpa Rajan with her baby at the recruitment office she owns in Kochi

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All for researching baby practices Neha Modi with Manan in Mumbai

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Prime accessory Bayiravi Mani Mangaonkar toting her baby in her Gurgaon kitchen

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Veteran Congress politician ND Tiwari with Rohit Shekhar after accepting him as his son, at a press conference in New Delhi.

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Veteran Congress politician ND Tiwari pats on Rohit Shekhar after accepting him as his son, at a press conference in New Delhi.

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Ranjana Bhatia, Homoeopath “I’d been told that once they turn 18, you lose control. Strangely, I don’t feel anything has changed for the worse. Yes, we spend less time together. But the shift has been natural, with little disturbance.”

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Pramod Shankar, Advertising professional, Bangalore “Nishant is a lot more grounded than I was.... It’s a delicate age, all tricky things like alcohol and drugs are freely available. One must be unconditionally understanding, to be non-judgemental.”

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A file picture of software professional Chandrasekhar Vallabhaneni and his wife Anupama in happier times. The couple has been held guilty of 'gross or repeated maltreatment' of their child by a Norwegian court and sent to prison.

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A Jammu and Kashmir Armed Police recruit is greeted by his father after the passing out parade at Letapora Police Training centre in Pulwama district. A total of 937 recruits turned out in ceremonial police uniform to present the parade.

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Wailing mother of four-year-old Mahi who was pulled out dead from the 70-foot-deep borewell near Manesar. Mahi was trapped in the borewell for the last four days, after a fall.

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A Mother takes food alongwith her children at a city pavement in Kolkata on 'Mother's Day'.

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In this handout photo provided by Skazka Zoo, taken May 6, 2012, a female white albino tiger, Tigrylia is seen with her newborn cub at the Skazka Zoo in Yalta, Ukraine. The tigress gave birth to four cubs, including a rare albino tiger. A beautiful white tigress was the symbol of Yulia Tymoshenko's presidential election campaign, representing her ferocious resolve.

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A woman plays with her child at the doorway of her house ahead of Mother's Day, in Allahabad. Mother's Day will be celebrated on May 13.

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Mother Sagarika Bhattacharjee with her son Abhigyan at Sinthi in North 24 Pargana district in West Bengal. The toddlers Aishwarya and Abhigyan are back in India after spending nearly a year in foster care in Norway.

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Combo pix of two NRI children, who were kept in foster care by authorities in Norway for nearly a year, arrived to a warm welcome after a protracted legal battle and diplomatic pressure by India. The children - Abhigyan and Aishwarya - accompanied by their foster father, were received at the Indira Gandhi International airport by their grandparents and Minister of State for External Affairs Preneet Kaur. A Norwegian court yesterday handed over the two NRI children in foster care to their paternal uncle, ending months of custody row that saw India stepping up diplomatic pressure on Norway to send back the children, taken away by authorities their last year. Welcoming the children, External Affairs Minister S M Krishna thanked Norway for their release, saying the children belonged to India.

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