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First Pregnancy (Hannah)

November 8, 2012

I was googling images of pregnancy and how the body changes because I am so horrified at how my body has changed, everything has got stretch marks and gone fat I’ve gained like 3 + stone and I can’t even look down because my belly depresses me so much even though my son inside I know it’s not his fault he’s ruined my body I just don’t think it will ever return to normality as its been stretched too far so I just wanted to share some pictures of my growing belly.. Maybe because like me I didn’t know how pregnancy would change my belly this drastically!

I didn’t plan this pregnancy I was with my partner 2 years and fell pregnant on the pill at 21 and have just recently turned 22.. It was a shock and I was so not prepared.. I’m currently 40 weeks pregnant.

This is just a post so women can see that the perfect pregnancy bump does not exist you will get stretch marks I have tried everything to get rid from baby oil, bio oil, palmers, sudacrem to (embarrassing) pile cream! Nothing will rid them so if you feel bad about your body don’t because everyone who’s had a baby has been through this, i just hope my body goes kind of back to normal.. I hope

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6 Responses to “First Pregnancy (Hannah)”

  1. Brittany Says:
    November 8th, 2012 at 8:11 am

    If you saw my belly, you wouldn’t think twice about your belly! Yours is adorable! Mine has stretchmarks from the very bottom to about an inch above my belly button, I have a horrible scar from my belly button piercing (I got it a few months prior to falling pregnant, so it didn’t have time to heal properly before it got stretched out, leaving me with this ugly scar that sorta looks like a nipple right above my belly button lol), I have this layer of fat under my bump that kinda looks funky…and I’m only 38 weeks! Our bodies are performing miracles, and for that, we should love them! Your son isn’t ruining your body. He’s making you into a MOTHER, and your body reflects that fact. Afterwards, even though this is my first pregnancy, I can guarantee you that our bodies will not look the same. But with hard work, determination, and breastfeeding (unless you plan on bottle, which is perfectly okay!), we WILL lose weight, and we WILL have our bodies back!

  2. Hannah Says:
    November 8th, 2012 at 8:13 am

    My name is Hannah too! I had my baby just over a year ago, and I think you should know that you look awesome. Your bump is really cute. You’re young and look healthy, so just give yourself time. Everybody has a big handful of loose skin after giving birth, even ladies who don’t gain much weight. It goes away for a lot of people, and even if it’s never completely gone, try not to force yourself into the mold that society has labeled “beauty.” A mother is beautiful, and not because she can lose all the weight, tone her body to an unnatural degree, or get rid of stretch marks. A mother is beautiful, no matter what. Period.

  3. Katy Says:
    November 8th, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    Thanks for sharing! I’m 37 weeks and I too saw all the pictures of the perfect bellys with no marks at all. I was horrified when I started getting stretch marks 2 months into my pregnancy.. Now i’ve got them on the backs of my legs, All over my belly, hips thighs… They dominate my skin. But I’m getting used to them. I don’t think your body is ruined at all! Its different than it was but its still beautiful. Your belly is less marked up than many get.. count your blessings and remind yourself that you’re beautiful and powerful.

  4. Jamie Says:
    November 8th, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    You may not have the best connection with your bump, but wether someone gets stretch marks or not, the perect pregnancy bump does exhist! It’s perfect if you love it just the way it is. I didn’t get any stretch marks and I was in love with my baby bump, and still miss it after a year of being without it! I think you look great and you need to really appreciate what is happening to your body to see the good in how it looks too! I hope you can find the positive side to all of this, life is not about “perfection in societys eyes”, it’s about loving yourself and finding perfect in whoever you are.

  5. Erin Says:
    November 12th, 2012 at 9:09 am

    I think your belly looks totally adorable!Cherish it because at 40 weeks you don’t have much longer! I always hated my pregnant belly and didn’t take many pictures. I really regret it now. When I look back at the few pictures I did take, I look way cuter than I thought!

    I became pregnant at 22 and it wasn’t planned either. I think it can make the pregnancy harder, because you are coming to terms with it. I gained almost 50 lbs and I have lost it all. I got a lot of stretch marks on my hips, butt, thighs and calves but none on my belly. I hated the stretch marks but they are pretty faded now and don’t bother me. You are beautiful!

  6. Sam Says:
    January 10th, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    It’s making me so sad, these stories. Going through them all the majority of women hate their bodies. It’s really depressing actually. Yes your body is/does change and that’s ok. The deep seeded self-loathing in most of these stories is worrisome.

    I wish there were more happy stories out there.

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