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Postpartum Beauty (Anonymous)

April 19, 2008

Here are some images of me 1-4 weeks postpartum following the birth of
my third child, a daughter.
I received an email recently from a friend encouraging me to think of
the beautiful postpartum body.
I started looking back at old photos and I have to say,
I love the beauty of my postpartum body and I don’t mind showing it off!
What would I do without my belly?
Where would my babies sit?
Where would they rest their wee heads when they grew weary of nursing?
RIght now my belly is full.
I am safe and comfortable in my domain as Mother with arms open wide.
My fullness is a sign of my waiting fertility.
It is part of me.
I am a mother and I look like one!


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3 Responses to “Postpartum Beauty (Anonymous)”

  1. Milk Mama Says:
    April 19th, 2008 at 6:29 pm

    You are so beautiful and I absolutely love the photo of you nursing your son! It gave me a smile! :D

  2. Stephanie Says:
    April 20th, 2008 at 10:31 am

    Thank you to the author of this post. I come back and read the posts on this website since I posed a few months ago, and can always relate to another mothers reflections. I loved your in particular bcause of how it affirms the joy I too feel about my body. You are a beautiful mother, and I thank you for reminding me of the most important thing: that I too am comfortable in my doman as mother. And what a doman it is!

  3. katie Says:
    April 20th, 2008 at 6:31 pm

    This is too sweet, the third photo down pretty much sums up having a newborn, you just want to eat them up! I am sure that photo will be treasured later :) Lovely post!

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