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5+ Years Postpartum

We are ALL beautiful! (Anonymous)

I am 34 years old, and I have had two children. One by home birth and the other in a hospital, both vaginal delivery. Now 9 and 7 years old. Often I have felt guilty about my body. When I am in a room of other moms I often feel ashamed of "looking good". I [...]

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

Wonder Woman is Real

Originally posted on Instagram. I know I don’t have the perfect body. This body has born three beautiful souls into this world and nothing has taken a harsher toll on my body. I know I don’t have a perfect body I have had weight issues all of my life due to life struggles. But I [...]

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

Hello, im 36 and have 2 beautiful children ? aged 12 and 7. My first pregnancy came at a time of such a huge loss. Only months before a huge part of my life passed away and the grief was immersurable. The pregnancy brought to us such excitement. I neglected to think what i ate [...]

Categories: 5+ Years Postpartum, Belly, Breasts, Mom over 30, Postpartum, PPD - Postpartum Depression, Second Pregnancy, Submissions

Previous post here. Age: 27 Wow. Just wow. I was scrolling through my bookmarks and stumbled across a post I made on this site that I haven't thought about for years - titled 'I can't stand to look in the mirror.' (July 2010) The title alone was like a slap in the face. I actually [...]

Categories: 5+ Years Postpartum, Belly, Breasts, Postpartum, Second Pregnancy, Submissions, Update

I am 30 years old and I have two children, ages 8 and 6. The story of how I learned to be ok with my body again after kids is a long one. Similar to many on this site. When I became a single woman with children I thought, “No one will ever love or [...]

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

34yo Mother of 3 (Anonymous)

I became a widow 2 years ago in my early 30's. I didn't expect to be dating ever again...the prospect of showing your naked torso to a man who didn't help put those stripes there is a frightening one to say the least. When the date clothes come off this is what you see...no hiding [...]

Categories: 5+ Years Postpartum, Belly, Four or More Pregnancies, Postpartum, Submissions, Widow

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 [...]

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

After my first pregnancy, I was very unhappy with my body. I stopped eating healthy and my weight yo-yoed constantly. When my son was 2 years old, I found out I was pregnant again and I cried. I wasn't ready to add another child to our mess. I was a nervous wreck. I even kept [...]

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

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