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(Anonymous)

October 8, 2014

Hi there, I’m a long time follower of this site and I do hope my submission is accepted. I’ve struggled so much with myself after (and during) pregnancy, but I’ve finally got the guts up to give this a shot.

I’m 26 years old, living in Australia. I get a lot of grief from others about being too young (excuse me?) and unmarried (not their business!) when I had my baby. She was a surprise – I have PCOS and have been told since I was a teen I wouldn’t have kids. Ha! I had a miscarriage a few month before I fell pregnant with my my baby girl, which was difficult.

Anyway, she’s 4 months old now, and she’s perfect. [...] Continue Reading…

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Possible Issue with Submissions – Have you shared your story?

October 6, 2014

It’s come to my attention that some submissions are not getting through my email and I don’t know how often this is happening. Any time you submit a story, you should ALWAYS get an automatic response telling you that it was received. If you don’t get this, that means I haven’t gotten your email. And I post nearly every story I receive (only stories that are wildly inappropriate don’t get posted and I think I’ve had like two or three ever) so don’t assume that I’ve decided not to post yours. I firmly believe that every woman should be able to share her experience.

So I’m asking here, have you submitted your story and not hear back at all? Let [...] Continue Reading…

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Getting Better (Alice)

October 6, 2014

Age: 34
Pregnancies: 1
Births: 2
Age of children: 14 months

I posted an entry five months ago when I was feeling pretty bad about my body and health post-partum. I gave birth to twins last summer and suffered a prolapse not long after, and was feeling despondent about that and about how much my body had altered. I wanted to post a follow-up to say thank you for all the lovely supportive comments that other women left; they cheered me up immensely! This is a wonderful forum which made me feel much less alone.

I am in such a better place now, both physically and mentally. The girls are sleeping through the night (huge. just huge. I had no idea how much sleep [...] Continue Reading…

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