The final leg of your nine-month journey can be incredibly stressful at the best of times, but when something goes awry during those last few weeks, it can feel like your whole world is crumbling around you - something mum-to-be, Jennifer Abbey, knows only too well.
Just days from her due date, the pregnant Washington woman was left stunned when she realised she had been the victim of a crime after parking her Honda Civic outside her home in Vancouver, Washington.
In addition to stealing her car, the opportunistic thieves also made off with baby supplies which the excited mum-to-be had purchased in the run-up to the big day, including a car seat, boxes of diapers, boxes of wipes and baby clothes.
Understandably devastated, Jennifer made contact with police, spoke to Clark County Sheriff Deputy Scott Holmes and informed him of the incident which occurred on November 8th.
Launching an investigation, police officials eventually located Jennifer's car in a nearby neighbourhood, but were forced to inform the pregnant woman that the thieves had left little at the scene.
Informing the public of the incident via their Facebook page, Clark County Sheriff's Office said: "The vehicle had been stripped of the console, radio, steering wheel, and of course all of the baby products were gone too,"
Outraged on behalf of their pregnant neighbour, members of the public rallied and insisted on replacing the items which were stolen from the enthusiastic mum-to-be.
Reluctant to accept praise for their kind gesture, those involved insisted they wanted to remain anonymous and simply requested that Deputy Holmes deliver the replacements to Jennifer.
Overwhelmed by her community's response to her incredible misfortune, Jennifer told the Huffington Post: "It taught me that good always overcomes evil."
Jennifer revealed the impact the gesture had on her, saying: "It was a terrible experience having my car stolen and all of the stuff for my baby, and I had so many other things going badly in my life. And then complete strangers did such a kind thing for me."
Reflecting on the positive born of the recent negative, she insisted: "There are bad people in this world, but there are also good people in this world."
We couldn't agree more.