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Goddess on the Highway

July 15, 2006

This is about what I looked like before I got pregnant. I gained 100 pounds during my pregnancy.

This is me labouring.

Touching my son’s head while waiting for the next contraction so I can officially meet him.

Meeting my son for the first time. The huge stretch marks, the saggy breasts…all worth it.

My son’s first meal. Beautiful.

I have about 60 more pounds to lose (currently 7 months post partum) and I don’t have any recent pictures that show my body but when I do they will be posted.

This blog makes me feel so much better. It makes me happy to share my birth photos with women who will see the beauty, and not the “flaws.”

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10 Responses to “Goddess on the Highway”

  1. thordora Says:
    July 15th, 2006 at 5:53 pm

    OMG=don’t you realize how beautiful these pictures of you are? A mother labouring naturally, feeling her child come into this world?They’re lovely! Never ever doubt yourself! I love these photos-I wish I had of had the courage myself when the time came!

  2. Tara Says:
    July 15th, 2006 at 7:52 pm

    I’m so glad I’m not the only one who gained 100lbs.

  3. Anonymous Says:
    July 15th, 2006 at 8:20 pm

    beautiful pics! I hope to be able to birth that way in the future. Thanks for sharing :)Amanda (mom to 2 little girls under 2ys)

  4. Anonymous Says:
    July 15th, 2006 at 9:02 pm

    that looks like my midwife! where was this??

  5. Birth Junkie Says:
    July 15th, 2006 at 9:39 pm

    Indeed. Very Beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing!

  6. Special Red Says:
    July 16th, 2006 at 11:49 am

    I LOVE this photo-essay! That is the most touching set of photo’s I’ve seen regarding birth; they are so naturalized and normalized and beautiful! Thank you for sharing these with us!

  7. mara Says:
    July 17th, 2006 at 7:44 am

    Absolutely beautiful and so poignant. Thank you for sharing your story and your photographs.

  8. Hello my name is _______ Says:
    July 17th, 2006 at 5:08 pm

    This is an amazing project!Turn it into a book!I always thought we should put the amount of weight we gained on the announcement cards not the baby’s weight. That was my badge of courage to eat and enjoy my pregnancy. I gained 55 pounds, I lost it eventually. Then gained it back years later. I was too thin anyway as young women, now I’m old enough not to want to be thin. 100 pounds with one baby you’re an amazing mama! Your body will go back to a natural weight that feels good to you.

  9. Goddess on the Highway Says:
    July 18th, 2006 at 12:20 pm

    Thanks everyone. :) My midwife is Dinah Waranch in Dallas.

  10. Lyndsay Says:
    November 15th, 2007 at 7:13 pm

    What beautiful photos! What a privilege to have had these taken! Congrats!


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