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My Postpartum Body (Courtney)

February 25, 2014

My name is Courtney Bray, I am 20 years old and live in Washington State with my husband and two beautiful girls.
I am a mother of 2.

In my first pregnancy I gained 55 lbs. Stretch marks spread almost all the way up to my breasts. My skin hung and my belly button did as well.

I cried. I cried over and over. I contemplated what I thought was “reconstructive” surgery. I thought my husband wasn’t attracted to me. Every time we passed a skinny attractive woman on the street my heart burned in envy. I dreaded the arrival of summer.

Then I finally lost the weight. I changed my diet entirely and became very passionate about organic food and [...] Continue Reading…

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17 Days Post-Cesarean (Anonymous)

February 18, 2014

Second pregnancy, one m/c at 16 weeks, one birth by cesarean 17 days ago, age 27, yes to media use, please post from anonymous and do not include email address.

Today I am 17 days post c section and feeling good physically. I have the sweetest, most adorable baby and couldn’t be happier as a new mom!

After having a miscarriage years ago, I wondered if I would have a child and now, sitting here next to my little precision miracle just listening to him breathe, I realize how truly blessed I am. He is a gorgeous reminder of the blessings I have been allowed in this life.

After becoming very ill, I was forced to sustain an induced labor that resulted [...] Continue Reading…

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

February 14, 2014

A reminder that you are beautiful. Inside and out. No matter what you look like. No matter what kind of birth you had. No matter how easily breastfeeding came to you. You are beautiful. I promise. Have a beautiful Valentine’s Day and don’t forget to be kind to you today as well, okay?

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