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January 2, 2007

These are a few photos of me at 36 weeks, 38 weeks and post partumn. I had a C- Section, the staples looked sooo gross!

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10 Responses to “Jasmine”

  1. Lisa Says:
    January 2nd, 2007 at 3:35 pm

    Wow, they cut you really high up it looks like? Maybe its just the pics but mine is all the way in my hair down there. Thanks for sharing I love to see other c-section pics.

  2. Ant Says:
    January 2nd, 2007 at 4:48 pm

    God bless you all for such honesty! I was the size of a cruise liner by the end of my pregnancy – no stretch marks, but retaining water for America. My skin is now baggy EVERYWHERE – at the base of my neck, the backs of my hands, under my chin … and I’m still almost 20kgs overweight one year after the event. My baby is heaven itself, the most glorious little girl I could have imagined, but my body causes me a lot of anguish. I was pretty gorgeous before, you see, and my ego’s taken a hit =) And I can’t diet – and am too tired to exercise – because I’m still breastfeeding, so … I guess acceptance is key, right?

  3. Brittany Says:
    January 2nd, 2007 at 7:41 pm

    I wish I only had that many stretch marks :P I have a GIANT flap and my stretch marks cover my entire stomach to my boobs up my sides and wrap around :P you look GREAT to me :)

  4. CeCe Says:
    January 2nd, 2007 at 9:06 pm

    I’ve been having a lot of trouble seeing all the photos in posts lately.. is anyone else having this problem? (only one of these photos is showing up for me)

  5. Bonnie Says:
    January 2nd, 2007 at 10:56 pm

    If anyone else is having the same problem, please let me know and I will look into it!

  6. Elizabeth Says:
    January 3rd, 2007 at 5:50 pm

    Thank you for sharing! Everytime I come to this site, it helps me realize that I am not the only one who looks like this and is struggling emotionally with my changing body. You are beautiful mama!

  7. Tim Chin Says:
    January 7th, 2007 at 10:35 pm

    My gf just show me this site. And while i see all the doubts and worries in her mind, what i see is life’s beauty. Maya you are beautiful, as are these women. I see the beauty dear. I love you, thank you maya.

  8. Sidra Says:
    August 13th, 2008 at 10:24 pm

    OMg i am a female myself and I have never seen the female form like this. This is the sad reality of our times. The stitches must have been really painful for you; you must have a lot of inner strenght. I myself am afraid of having a child as my bf is really into aesthetics. One time he was showing me a pic of his sister after delivery and the first thing he said was “she’s gotten so fat.” I think he is slowly becoming more sensitive to the suffering women endure.

    I love this site and how it honestly portrays all the variations in a woman’s body. I admire your courage and I wish more of us (both male and female) could see the diversity in women’s bodies so we could all become more accepting.

  9. Jasmine Says:
    November 18th, 2009 at 11:28 am

    These are my pictures- I didn’t know they were posted as anonymous. Yeah Lisa, they cut me pretty high up. The doctor later said, “Well, it isn’t like you were gonna wear a bikini anyway…” I have a few more stretch marks now after my 2nd pregnancy, I VBACed a 10 lb girl.

  10. Bonnie (SOAM) Says:
    November 18th, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    I changed it, Jasmine- it shows your name instead of anon now. :)


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