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“Mama, You’re so Pretty” (Anonymous)

This morning.

(Wake up, 5:18, ohgodwhymyalarmisn’tforhalfanhourpleaseletmesleepjustalittle)

Making breakfast, packing lunch, getting dressed, brewing coffee, queen of multitasking. Tick tock routine next step now what.

In the kitchen, slicing cucumbers and washing grapes, eggs scrambling on the stove, cooking in my slacks and bra because today’s shirt is still hanging in the laundry room, when my son says

My son

He says “Mama, you’re so pretty.” And he strokes his tiny hands across my hanging belly, battle scars bared, and he leans in and kisses it, rests his cheek on the bulge above my belly button, and whispers,
“I was a baby in there.”

My son is 4 years old, and he doesn’t know that I’m not pretty. And he doesn’t know that nobody wants to touch stretched out wrinkled up sagging old skin. He doesn’t know that his mama isn’t beautiful, or strong, or brave or smart or perfect.

Maybe he has a lot to teach me.

Categories: No Photos (Story Only), Positive Body Image/Words of Enouragement, Submissions

My Pictures (Anonymous)

I am a runner that runs 70-80 miles a week. I have 5 children ages 13, 11, 9, 2, and 1. I just want to share that despite working very hard on my body this is what I am left with.


Categories: Belly, Four or More Pregnancies, Postpartum, Submissions

20 years old 9 week PP (Anonymous)

Hi I am 20 years old and I gave birth 9 weeks ago. My baby boy was 7lbs 2 oz and I’m not sure if I have a prolapse or not but it is making me very insecure and hsvent had sex yet because of it. I did attach some pictures because I would like to know if it looks “normal” or if it does look like a prolapse. I really want to enjoy my baby but I can’t stop thinking about it :( I’m sorry the pictures look really nasty I tore on the sides.


(I’m posting the intimate photos via links below.)
Photo 1
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Categories: First Pregnancy, Postpartum, Prolapse, Submissions