What are your thoughts about romance heroines and heroes having babies? Lately, I've been reading romances where the end or epilogue shows the heroine pregnant, or moves even more forward to showing the babies. To me, it's a natural part of the HEA, which is The Rule of Romance, yet I've been told that 'romance readers don't want any mention of babies.' This really blew me away. It's all over the place. Suzanne Brockmann's characters have babies. Catherine Coulter's FBI series heroines have babies. The book I just finished by Karen Rose ends with a pregnant heroine. I don't see a problem.
What's your take? Do you like it? Does it turn you off to the story or the characters?