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Postpartum 5 Years Later (Melissa O)

I’m always struggling with accepting my new body. I know we should not dwell on the negative of child birth when the positive is two beautiful girls now 6 and 5. I’m 30 now but still struggling with insecurities. I would love to be this fit mom but with a full time job getting out late and then coming home to spend time with my girls before bed, I find it hard to go to the gym. Even though my husband tells me he doesn’t care what I look like, It’s hard to accept that this is how my body will look from now on, I just wish I could have the same confidence as all the amazing moms out there, I will get there eventually it’s just taking me a bit longer!

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  • Caroline Thursday, July 20, 2017, 11:16 pm

    You look really amazing. I have two girls too, my eldest is 8 and my youngest four. I’m trying to lose weight at the moment and if my stomach looks as good as yours once I have, I will feel truly happy. It took me ages to come to terms with what pregnancy had done to my tummy. Now my goal is simply to be slim and healthy, like you. Your pictures are an inspiration to me because I think you look great and i hope that I can look like you one day.

  • A Leung Tuesday, December 18, 2018, 3:59 pm

    I think I look similar to you and I totally get it. I know in my head that I should stop worrying and accept that my body has changed and may never go back. I am 2 years postpartum and feel like I will never be back to how I’d like, especially with my unplanned C section scar and the ledge it creates. I think what needs to change is society’s perception of beauty so that we mums can breathe and stop worrying about the new bodies we inhibit. I spend all my time working or with my son, I don’t have the time I had before to work out!

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