I had six children during my 20s. I was pregnant and/or breastfeeding for over 12 years. It’s amazing to have my body back, even if it’s not the body it used to be. I have lumps, bumps, curves, dimples and stretchmarks. Parts of me sag, droop, bounce and sway. I try really hard to see my body as ‘different to’ rather than worse than it once was.
I had 5 natural deliveries, 1 caesarian and 1 late miscarriage. My children self-weaned between 1.5 and 3 years of age. At times I felt like I hadn’t slept for years… Now that the youngest is four, life is hectic in another way.