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The Before, During, and After of My Belly (Anonymous)

June 1, 2012

age 28
number pregnancies: 1 pregnant 25 weeks with next

I have always been pretty active and fit, I was 26 when I got pregnant with my son, it was unexpected and my husband and I had only been together for 6 months at the time. I tried and tried to avoid the stretch marks but I already had a ton of old ones from when I went through puberty so I knew it was a lost cause.

The angry little marks showed up around 37 weeks and I decided that I would document the changes in my belly from the end of pregnancy to immediately following the birth, to a couple weeks after to 2 years after to see how my body recovered. The marks do fade but never go away and you learn to live with them, I got a higher cut bikini to hide the old marks the best I can but I really don’t care anymore.

I am now 25 weeks pregnant with my second kid and wonder what will happen this time around, I’m sure I’ll be sad initially but I will look and see that the scars fade and life goes on. =)

picture 1 is of me a few months before getting pregnant
picture 2 is me the day I went to the hospital, the marks are hidden by the size of the belly!
picture 3 is an hour after birth while laying in the hospital bed
picture 4 is two weeks after
Two weeks
2 years after
Pregnant 25 weeks

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8 Responses to “The Before, During, and After of My Belly (Anonymous)”

  1. Joelle Says:
    June 1st, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    You look fantastic and congrats on your current pregnancy!

  2. L young Says:
    June 8th, 2012 at 8:02 am

    Hi u look fabulous! How did you get rid of stretch marks?! And get so toned I have lost all baby weight just have a bit of loose skin now and can’t seem to get it toned help! x

  3. Mya Maternity Says:
    June 17th, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    You look amazing. Congrats on your pregnancy!!

  4. Erin Says:
    July 3rd, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    you look fantastic! who cares for stretch marks!?! :)

  5. Raquel Says:
    July 30th, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    o que fez para voltar a ter esse corpo?

  6. Veronica Says:
    September 26th, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    I have that bathing suit. Hot dot from Victoria’s Secret.

  7. heather Says:
    October 1st, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    if that is you before and after. how did you close and get rid of ur belly button piercing scar and stretch marks

  8. Christine Says:
    October 16th, 2012 at 12:28 am

    her stretch marks are really low there hiding in the bikini pic u can see them in her last pic of her 2nd pregnancy. you look great! and your boobs got huge! I am scared mine are going to be that big! there getting bigger and look about the same as yours did before you were pregnant. That’s the only place I have stretch marks but I am also only 15 weeks.

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