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Postpartum Body (Darlene)

Your Age: 21, almost 22 Number of pregnancies and births: 2/2
Age of Children: Oldest son is almost 2, youngest son is 6 months old

Hi, I’m Darlene. I have two beautiful sons, Malikai (almost 2) and Jude (6 mos.). I love both of my babies and I don’t know where my life would be heading if I wasn’t blessed with them.

I gained over fifty lbs with each pregnancy. Malikai weighed 9 lbs when he was born and Jude was 7 lbs 12 oz. I did tear with Malikai but I don’t know how badly I tore.

My breasts sag (I’m currently exclusively pumping for Jude ever since he started refusing to nurse), I have stretch marks literally everywhere, I have a flabby belly, and I think my vagina looks very unattractive. Scar tissue also makes sex painful at times, and I don’t get/stay wet like I should since I’m breastfeeding.

Now on my vaginal opening and somewhat on the urethral opening, there are skin tags or scar tissue. Keep in mind that both of my babies were born vaginally, no complications.

Is there anything I can do to improve the appearance of my labia and vaginal area? I know that kegel exercises won’t help with appearance, just interior muscle tone.

(Since the photos are quite personal, I am linking to them rather than posting them directly.)
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Categories: Postpartum, Second Pregnancy, Submissions, Vulva

Mombod (Roxanne)

My name is Roxanne, I’m 26 years old from east Tn. I have two children 9year old son and 7 year old daughter, and have recently lost two babies with my boyfriend of one year. I’ve had a hard time learning to love myself. I was in a 10 year relationship to a true piece of crap and now that I have found the man of my dreams I often have self esteem issues. He says he loves my mom bod and loves me for who I am not just my looks. Some days are better than other’s but I never thought I’d share these photos. But I love me, naked or not!!

Categories: Child Loss, Positive Body Image/Words of Enouragement, Postpartum, Submissions
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