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I was just 18 when I got unplanned pregnant with my first child. At the beginning of pregnancy I was a tiny 110lbs six pack belly girl, but by the end I was round everywhere at 175lbs. I used cream because of my fear of stretch marks but it turned out I had an alergic [...]

Categories: Belly, Cesarean, Military Mom, Pregnant, Submissions, Third Pregnancy

Hi there, I am going to start at the beginning. Well I had always wanted to be a mother I had my first baby at the age of 22. I didn't plan it and it took me and my partner of three years by surprise. I had a beautiful boy 11 years ago weighing 9lb [...]

Categories: Belly, Infertility, Mom over 30, Positive Body Image/Words of Enouragement, Postpartum, Submissions, Third Pregnancy

(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

Anonymous Mummy

I feel like I need to show this photo my myself to learn to love myself. I don't know who to, but this seems like a good place to start :) I was 83kgs before pregnancy, and. Now am 80kgs, so that's a plus, but the stretch marks are a minus. They're ugly and sometimes [...]

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

Age-25 Name-Megan 1 pregnancy 25 months postpartum When I took these postpartum photos six weeks after I had my son, I told myself that I was still beautiful, that my body had just accomplished a huge feat and that my stretch marks were a reminder of the amazing thing my body had done by bringing [...]

Categories: Belly, First Pregnancy, Postpartum, Submissions

(1mamabearfitness)

Today's post pulled from Instagram: This is what a shape of another looks about 4 weeks post-c-section. I have a ways to go especially in that low abdominal area right above my incision... But I'm proud of my body for the 9 months I've carried each of my healthy boys for. Our bodies are truly [...]

Categories: Belly, Cesarean, Instagram, Postpartum, Submissions

My Body and the Lies (Anonymous)

number of pregnancies and births: 1 (boy) age:18 7 months post partum I gave birth to a handsome and precious baby boy. He was 7 lbs and 9 oz. Right now he is 7 months old and i now know how it feels to have my heart living outside of my body. Im with him [...]

Categories: Belly, First Pregnancy, Postpartum, PUPPP Rash, Submissions, Teen Mom

Triplet Belly Update (Kathryn)

One of the most popular stories here at SOAM was Kathryn's, in which she shared photos of her triplet belly at all stages. We have become friends on Facebook over the years and recently she posted this picture. With her permission I'm sharing it here along with some of the details she wrote about it. [...]

Categories: Belly, Postpartum, Submissions, Triplets, Update

Motivation (Anonymous)

Hello beautiful mommys! I found this site because I wanted to find ladies just like me. Mother's who went through a lot physically and mentally. Woman whose bodies changed. I'm really just here to inspire some of you mama's out there. Give you a little bit of motivation, encouragement. Here is my story. I am [...]

Categories: Belly, Postpartum, Second Pregnancy, Submissions

My first pregnancy, with twins, was scary. At 18 weeks, doctors suspected the possibility of TTTS (Twin-to-twin Transfusion Syndrome). I was put on a strict bed rest, and was only able to leave the house for twice-weekly ultrasounds. Long story short, Baby A’s diastolic blood flow ended up reversing at 31 weeks which resulted in [...]

Categories: Belly, Cesarean, Complications in Pregnancy, First Pregnancy, Postpartum, Pregnant, Second Pregnancy, Submissions, Twins, VBAC