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Where can you find SOAM online?

July 2, 2014

A quick roundup of the social networks SOAM and it’s sister-site (the now defunct, yet still active on social networks) TIAW. Come join us!

The Shape of a Mother on Twitter.
The Shape of a Mother on Instagram.
The Shape of a Mother on Facebook.
This is a Woman on Facebook.
This is a Woman on Pinterest.
This is a Woman on Tumblr.
This is a Woman content on my personal blog, Zebrabelly.

SOAM is, obviously, a site aimed at mothers. Because the focus is body image, which is a feminist issue, the sites (and their various presences online) sometimes overlap in their content. So while you might see some images of postpartum moms on my TIAW Tumblr, you might also find links to feminist news stores [...] Continue Reading…

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I Love Being a Mum! (Alice)

July 1, 2014

30, one pregnancy and birth via Cesarean

I love my post-partum body. I basically look the same, with slightly bigger boobs and softer-rounder belly, with extra belly skin that I did not have before. My body is the constant reminder of the precious life I created, and for that, I am eternally thankful.

I used a belly binder almost 24/7 post-partum for about 4 weeks, I think that helped me get back in shape.

I delivered my baby via Cesarean after a 20 hour labour, I was lucky to be in minimum pain afterwards, I had a very speedy recovery.

Photos: before baby, 40 weeks, 6 days post-partum, 8 days post-partum, 2 weeks post-partum, 2 months postpartum

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Update (Elizabeth)

June 25, 2014

I’d like to add on or submit a new story for your site. I already have an entry here.
Since then, I have had one more baby. She was born via-emergency cesarean and I now have a vertical scar. Willow’s birth story is featured here. I have attached the most recent picture of my new belly.

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