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Boday after baby and c-section (Anonymous)

May 2, 2008

I became pregnant at 18 and gave birth at 19. I was very excited but didnt know I would be so ashamed of my body after. Before becoming pregnant I was 112lbs and was 175 before I delivered. I thought hey my mom got no stretch marks or sagging tummy and she had 4 babies then I probably wont either. WRONG I had stretch marks that were like road maps and after I had my son my belly sagged. I thought i was gross. Now im okay with my body image and am down to 130lbs which isnt a bad wieght still losing though. Even if the saggin never goes away I will be fine with it. My boyfriend thinks its soft and loves touching it. wierd but he likes it so its fine hehe. My son is almost a year old now and I wouldnt take back anything in my life!



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6 Responses to “Boday after baby and c-section (Anonymous)”

  1. Sarah P. Says:
    May 3rd, 2008 at 12:37 am

    Sweetie, you look so beautiful! I’m glad that you have such a healthy and beautiful son! What a blessing! Thank you for sharing your story! You are definitely not alone. That’s what this site has shown me. All moms are the same–have the same issues… if only we all walked around naked we would see it… but for some reason people have a problem with walking around naked lol! :P*

  2. Sarah P. Says:
    May 3rd, 2008 at 12:38 am

    Oh I forgot to tell you that our bodies are constantly changing for months after childbirth… even years! If I compare my 1 year and 18 month pictures there are huge changes. Same with if I were to compare my 2 year pics in the future. It takes a while to heal. Childbirth isn’t easy at all!

  3. lottie Says:
    May 3rd, 2008 at 11:18 am

    wow, this is my belly EXACTLY! So since I think you look good, I must be okay!
    Thank you for sharing these photos.
    Take care.

  4. Jessica Says:
    May 3rd, 2008 at 12:58 pm

    That is totally what my belly looks like, only mine is a bit worse. And hey, your bf likes it so thats cool too! Your little boy was totally worth it!! You’re beautiful!

  5. lisa Says:
    May 5th, 2008 at 5:57 am

    You look just like me, tummy, hips, thighs, and I tell you, those “baby” marks are beautiful, when you think about what they helped to accomplish, my kids are my life and my light! But, back to the curves, gotta tell you they do feel pretty sexy to the touch, there’s texture!! Something that is there that wasn’t before! Smooth is boring, lets go tell go tell it to the rest of the world!!!! Occasionally, I don’t like what I see in the mirror, I imagine myself before…. but when I close my eyes, and run my hands over my tummy, hips and thighs (I know it sounds kinky, but I don’t mean it that way) I feel beautiful, soft, textured, sensual and womanly and I think that may be more important that what I “imagine” I should look like.
    We should see others and ourselves as “normal” for a change – forget what some celebrity looked like after childbirth and “airbrushing”!
    I look like a mum!!!! I’m damn proud to be mum, and I feel like a woman, sexier than ever before. I was told that I “couldn’t” have children. After about two years of artifial insemination and several tries at IVF I have two cheeky children aged 6 (Ryan) and 4 (Tiarni. I went from size six 6 to 12) but I learned that self image is all about you…. Learning to love yourself so that you can instil that same belief in your children and help them create self confidence and self love!!! I am a beautiful mum as I am sure you are, I appreciate what I have, both in my georgeous kids and myself and I think that we should all be proud of ourselves knowing that through all of our “so called” body sacrifices (weight, stretch marks, wrinkles) we, have given to ourselves and this world a more wonderful gift than could ever be bestowed normally in our “pre-child form”.. We gain weight and “earn” (and I mean EARN!!!) stretch marks as a mark of womanhood and motherhood.. We are now more attuned to our “womanly” needs than ever before and have a wonderful new aspect to our lives in our smiling, happy and loving children. Give me it all another 10 times over I say!!! (maybe not that many – I think I could add grey hair to the list then too). I would take more stretch marks, more chubiness then ever before….. (but only if 6 year olds came with a built-in slow down sometimes switch)!!!!!! We need to love our motherly selves, look after beautiful little ones and bring them up to know and appreciate what being beautiful is all about, loving not only others but ourselves for what we are, both inside and out as, a packages that counts far more on the inside than outside ever can!!! Having said that, on the outside you are beautiful. I think you came through pregnancy spectacularly…far better than I did! Thank you for sharing.

  6. Amalie Says:
    May 18th, 2008 at 8:53 am

    You look like me, only beautiful.
    You wear your body with such grace. I admire you for putting yourself here. I always wanted to show you all myself, but i havent got the nerve.
    YOU all are beautiful.

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