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Again (Anonymous)

4Th pregnancy here. This time around I have experience and a 5 year gap. A new husband and career which means ... Things are different. 10yr, 7yr and 5yr old have taught me alot. Seems I am suppose to know exactly what to do. Only now instead of homeschooling stay at home mom, I am [...]

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

Mommy Love (Emily)

Hello my name is Emily, I am 25 years old, and this is my 3 month old son Ethan Jai. Before my pregnancy I was 104. During I was 167. And now I am 130. I love my mommy marks because I wouldn't have my baby boy without them

Categories: Belly, Breastfeeding, First Pregnancy, Positive Body Image/Words of Enouragement, Postpartum, Submissions

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

This is Four Months Postpartum (Anonymous)

This is four months postpartum. I cannot lose the weight no matter how hard I try. The shame I feel is sickening. I want to vomit whenever I see myself in the mirror. It's so hard to leave the house and be around people. I am so so so ashamed. I can't even be in [...]

Categories: Belly, First Pregnancy, Postpartum, PPD - Postpartum Depression, Self-harm, Submissions

Am I Ruined? (Anonymous)

I'm currently 24. I have had two pregnancies and have two beautiful boys 1 year and 20 days apart both delivered vaginally. I will be 3 months postpartum in 11 days. I am writing this post because I am working hard to become comfortable in my own skin again and want to love my new [...]

Categories: African American, Belly, Postpartum, Second Pregnancy, Submissions, Update

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

Update (Kim)

Previous post here. Age: 38 ~Number of pregnancies and births: 5p/4b ~The age of your children, or how far postpartum you are: 8, 6, 5, 3 My youngest turned 3 this week. The last time I submitted to SOAM she was a month old and my world had been rocked. I want to thank everyone [...]

Categories: Belly, Four or More Pregnancies, Mom over 30, Postpartum, Submissions, Update, Widow

I just weaned my last child! (Mom of 3)

I am a 32 year old mother of three children; ages 3,8,11. My youngest/last child and I are two days into weaning! I was 21 when I gave birth to my first child. That pregnancy was crazy on my body. I gained almost 65lbs and struggled afterward with what know was post partum depression. I [...]

Categories: Belly, Breasts, Mom over 30, Postpartum, PPD - Postpartum Depression, 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

Age: 26 3 months post partum First post here, second post here. This is my 3rd time submitting my story, and a lot has changed in the last 5.5 years! I had my first son at 19 (now 7) a natural hospital birth, no complications. He was 6lbs 14oz and i breast fed him for [...]

Categories: Belly, Cesarean, Cesarean Scar and/or Incision, Complications During or After Birth, Complications in Pregnancy, NICU, Placenta Previa, Postpartum, Pregnant, Submissions, Third Pregnancy, Update