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Angela R.

Wow, i’m so inspired by your site! I’m so embarrased by my body
because of the lumps and stretch marks. When I was pregnant, I didn’t
get stretch marks until the 9th month and I just exploded, I got
stretch marks all over the underbelly. I even had scabs on my hips
because the skin stretched too much. You actually can see that on me
on my photo.

This is full body shots at 9 months, actually 39 weeks. You can see
the scabs and stretch marks. I really felt like exploding, my hips
hurt so incredibly bad and I ended up wearing my husband’s shirts. My
maternity pants were starting not to fit.

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This is a fun photo of myself trying to peek over my belly and you
can also see the stretch marks.

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NOW – this is the After photos 14 months PP:

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My body looks like it returned to normal but it didn’t. My boobs sag
and is tiny because of 6 months of breastfeeding. I already had a
belly before pregnancy to start with, it looks the same except it now
has stretch marks and has a caved in middle which I find really
strange. You can sort of see it in my belly shot. I weight more than
what I used to. I’m trying for a 2nd right now and I’m really nervous
about what would happen to my body afterwards. I think 2 kids is my
limit and I hope at this point, I’ll be able to seriously exercise. I
need abs, I never had abs!!

Keep contributing pictures, we need to show that we’re strong and
natural women. We don’t need to be one of those hollywood stars that
end up thin few days after giving birth. That isn’t natural!

Angela R.
www.rasmussenclan.com

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7 comments… add one

  • Anonymous Thursday, July 13, 2006, 12:01 pm

    WOW your baby really was growing strong! I TOTALLY had the same experiance with my stretchmarks. My OB told me they were there in my 8th month, and here I thought I had gotten away with none, LOL! Thanks for sharing!

  • Davina Thursday, July 13, 2006, 2:27 pm

    Your pregnant belly was great!! I get sooo huge, too, and it hurts. I have the cave thing, too, because my ab muscles seperated.

  • karrie Thursday, July 13, 2006, 3:07 pm

    I think you look great!

  • thordora Thursday, July 13, 2006, 3:53 pm

    You look just fine! I try to look at my own tummy as a map of where my body has been.

  • katie Thursday, July 13, 2006, 5:36 pm

    I, too, have the caved in belly, it’s due to muscle seperation and lots of women have it. I didn’t realize this until I started talking to other women. You look awesome at 14 months after!

  • angela Thursday, July 13, 2006, 8:45 pm

    Thank you all!I actually feel better after the photos were posted. I see the photos in a new light now. Katie & Davina – I did wonder if I did have that but never did research. I heard it’s not fixable. Ah – I will live!

  • Brittany Sunday, April 1, 2007, 8:00 pm

    My stomach is similar to yours in the last photo.. Only its a tiny bit smaller.. Probably because I was always a small girl. I love the pic of you trying to peek over your belly. Adorable

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