I just wanted to say it’s nice to see that I’m not alone. I had a very hard time being pregnant becasue of all my conflicting thoughts. I was so overjoyed to have my baby growing inside of me and could nto wait to be amother..on the other hand i was watching my once “perfect” 19 year old body completley fade away into something I couldn’t even recognize in the mirror. I had battled an eating disorder for 5 years and had just recovered before I got pregnant. When i had my eating disorder teh lowest I weighed was 89 lbs…I was 125 lbs when I got pregnant..and by the end of my pregnancy i was 225 lbs. It was devistating to me. Soem days I feel trapped in my own body. Now my daughter is 6 months old and becuase of a c-section I have a huge ponch a scr and TONS of stretch marks!! I call them my battle wounds… Everyday I look in the mirror it is hard becuase I spent so many years seeing my only self worth through my body. Evry day I just look at my beautiful daughter and I knwo I woudl do it all over again in a blink of an eye. I have never had something so meaningful in my life to bring me so much joy as my amazing daughter. I am so thankful to thsi website becuase it makes me cry to know that I am not hidous. It’s hard now there feels liek so much presure for women as it is but is even mroe intensense after you have a baby for some reason to look amazing. Every magazine you read or look at..or everytime your in a grocery store and you see a women who looks perfect especially if they have children and just ache over how you got to be this way. I really wish society didn’t focus so much one just one type of beauty and open their eyes to the real women out there. Women should stick togther and realize the amazing beauty there is in creating a life that is one of a kind. Thanks you to everyone on this website for posting your pictures. You inspired me to share my story. I am almost 21 years old ..5’3 150 lbs…and this is my body before during and after pregnancy….