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Past Possible Miscarriage (Anonymous)

My last "Normal" period was October 19, 2014 and I took a test around where I would approximately 4 weeks pregnant and it was negative but then my period was extremely late so I took a test and it was clearly positive then a week later I bleed for 2 days then my symptoms started [...]

Categories: African American, Belly, Breasts, Question, Submissions

Embrace Your Body! (Mrs. Roussell)

Age: 23 Number of Children: 1 6 months Pp Previous post here. My First Post was at 4 week pp and I felt horrible about my body..I was constantly comparing my body to other mothers but I now realize every woman Is different and as we get older our bodies change. It's up to me [...]

Categories: African American, First Pregnancy, Postpartum, Submissions, Update

Age :23 Weeks PP: 9! Previous post here. When I last posted I was 4 weeks pp and very insecure about my stomach. I haven't lost any weight yet (still 140) but I'm ok with that being I've never had a big butt and being that I'm African American I've always been made fun of [...]

Categories: African American, Belly, Diastasis Recti, First Pregnancy, Postpartum, Submissions, Update

First Time Mommy (Mrs. Roussell)

Age: 23 Number of Children:1 4wks Pp Im so glad I found this website!! I was 124lb 5"1 before I got pregnant..I loved my body and so did my husband which why I got pregnant lol...I was 160lbs and gave birth at 39wks.. Only one of my friends (age 23) has kids (2 girls) and [...]

Categories: African American, Before Pregnancy, Belly, First Pregnancy, Postpartum, Pregnant, Submissions, Update

Age:25 Number of pregnancies: 1 Number of births: 1 Age of children: 2 years old I love being a woman. I love being a mother. I love being a wife. I don't love my body. I love me, but I feel like my inner self is cursed with this failed promise of what my body [...]

Categories: African American, First Pregnancy, PCOS, Postpartum, Submissions

Turning Trauma into Triumph (Raashida)

Age: 26 Pregnancies/births: 1/1 1 year post partum I am so glad I found this website! Here is my story: I had a petty easy and uneventful pregnancy. I had few to no pregnancy symptoms. Food craving, a little emotional and hypersensitive sense of smell but that's about it. I was active duty military when [...]

Categories: African American, Belly, Breasts, Cesarean, Cesarean Scar and/or Incision, First Pregnancy, Piercing, Postpartum, Submissions

Ugly Obsession With Beauty (Anonymous)

I am a 26-year old African-American female who is half in love with her shape and half disgusted by it. Let me explain first why I am posting in a site for women with children and I have never been pregnant. My body issues began when I turned 15. It was then that I developed [...]

Categories: African American, Before Pregnancy, Belly, Submissions

Sad But Not Giving Up Hope (Anon)

I'm writing to you all the from Jamaica. I'm 23 years old and 3 weeks 1 day postpartum. Maybe its too early for me to submit my story since I've not yet healed properly, but I just wna share my story. Also, I must say that I read the stories of other strong beautiful mothers [...]

Categories: African American, Before Pregnancy, Belly, Breasts, First Pregnancy, Postpartum, Pregnant, Submissions, Update

Obsessed with this jelly belly (B.J.)

I've struggled with my weight since I was 9.At one point in time I even became anorexic. I've always been one to exercise and diet to stay in shape. In high school I had a really nice body, and for once I was kind of proud of it. But at the age of 16 I [...]

Categories: African American, Belly, First Pregnancy, Postpartum, Submissions, Teen Mom

After I had my son in 1999 I felt ruined. I had never witnessed a postpartum stomach that looked like mine and being that I was only 21 years old, I was sure that I was beyond repair unless I had a tummy tuck. And then I had twins and my sense of "ruined" hit [...]

Categories: African American, Belly, Cesarean, Four or More Pregnancies, Homebirth, Mom over 30, Postpartum, Submissions, VBAC