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5+ Years Postpartum

Still Struggling (Anonymous)

My beautiful daughter was born almost 7 years ago. I loved every moment of my pregnancy. I did my best to savor each moment and I loved feeling every flutter, kick, and hiccup. A few weeks before my baby girl was born, I had a visit with my midwife and she marveled at my smooth, [...]

Categories: 5+ Years Postpartum, Belly, First Pregnancy, Postpartum, Submissions

Update (R)

Pervious posts here and here. Age: 34 Number of pregnancies/births: 2 Children are now ages 5 and 6 Since the last post, I had laparoscopic surgery to remove my appendix for appendicitis. This photo is taken 7 weeks post-surgery.

Categories: 5+ Years Postpartum, Belly, Mom over 30, Postpartum, Second Pregnancy, Submissions, Update

Art by Babies (Bonnianne)

This is me. Your SOAM host. This was a big deal for me to share. I wrote a little bit about it on Instagram: I created SOAM almost ten years ago and I don't think I've ever felt as naked as I do right now in sharing this photo. And I'm pretty sure I've actually [...]

Categories: 5+ Years Postpartum, Belly, Mom over 30, My Own Ramblings, News, Postpartum, Second Pregnancy, Submissions

52 and Utterly Depressed (Anonymous)

Hi lovely ladies it has been some comfort to me reading your stories tonight, I am 52 and have 3 children, 31, 27, and 15 yrs of age. I was always a lovely C cup until I had my first child, whilst still fitting into a C, the top of the bra was unfilled. 2nd [...]

Categories: 5+ Years Postpartum, Body Image, Mom over 30, No Photos (Story Only), Postpartum, Submissions

The Shape of Me (Anonymous)

Hi. I am a young parent of 2 sets of twins. I am 10 months postpartum with my recent set and my other two boys are 9. I need to loose around 2 stone but can't find the motivation. Wonder will my belly get worse with weight loss or better.

Categories: 5+ Years Postpartum, Belly, Postpartum, Second Pregnancy, Submissions, Twins

(rachelridleyyoga)

This photo represents the power of positive social media. Anyone who knows me, knows how insecure I am about my tummy. No bikinis, long tops, loose yoga vests...the list goes on. Two huge babies left me with serious stretch marks and no muscle tone. I've been incredibly self-conscious for years since my beautiful children were [...]

Categories: 5+ Years Postpartum, Belly, Instagram, Postpartum, Second Pregnancy, Submissions

Mom of 3 (Kimberly)

Hi my name is Kimberly, 29 years old, I have 3 children ages 13, 10, and 5. I had my first daughter at the age of 16.....I was 107 pounds, small breasts, bigger backside. I had never had any issues with my body other than like a lot of girls I wished I had bigger [...]

Categories: 5+ Years Postpartum, Cesarean, Postpartum, Submissions, Teen Mom, Third Pregnancy

Mom of 4 Awesome Kids (Felicia)

Hi. My name is Felicia and Im a 34 year old mom of 4 awesome kids. I've been pregnant 5 times but lost one baby at 14 weeks. My kids are 15,13,10 and 7 years old. I got married when I was 18 and had my oldest daughter exactly 1 year later. I made it [...]

Categories: 5+ Years Postpartum, Belly, Four or More Pregnancies, Mom over 30, Postpartum, Submissions

This is Me (Anonymous)

Age: 25 Number of pregnancies/births: 1 Child's age: 5 I've been debating a submission to SOAM for a long time. What vulnerability! I'm no longer a new mother, but the message of this site is very deeply important to me. I got pregnant at 19- our heads in the clouds, neither of us having anything [...]

Categories: 5+ Years Postpartum, Belly, Breasts, First Pregnancy, Postpartum, Submissions

Facing Forty (Anonymous)

Age: 39 Children: 2, ages 10 and 5 I have had a love/hate relationship with my body for as long as I can remember. I grew up in a fairly volatile home - my bio dad passed away when I was very young and my mother remarried when I was six. My step dad and [...]

Categories: 5+ Years Postpartum, Belly, Eating Disorder, Mom over 30, Positive Body Image/Words of Enouragement, Postpartum, Second Pregnancy, Submissions