I got pregnant by accident when I was 20. My partner and I were both musicians, neither of us had a regular income. Really it couldn’t have happened at a worse time, but we decided it wasn’t right to terminate and tried to make the best of things.
During the pregnancy I felt happy about my body for the first time ever. I’d been a chubby child, and as an adult was convinced I was fat, blindly refusing to factor in my height of 5’11″ in proportion to my weight. But with a smooth round, pregnant belly, I found myself attractive at last.
It didn’t last long!
After the birth I looked in the mirror naked and I cried. I looked like a road map, all purple and red. There was flab where I never knew flab could settle. I swore then and there that I would get my pre-pregnancy figure back.
I never did.
Now I’m on my own with my son, who’s autistic and quite hard to live with, and I despair sometimes. Who will want me now? Who would be mad enough to take on a single parent, one with a child with special needs and a disgustingly unattractive figure at that?
And then I found this site. It gave me such a jolt to see all these wonderful women with bodies like mine. And they weren’t in the least bit unattractive, in fact, they were all beautiful.
Which, I guess, means I am too.
Good luck with the site, I really think what you’re doing is fantastic.