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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

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

A couple of weeks ago, SOAM had our #redefiningsupermom gathering here in San Diego. My friend Heidi came and took some awesome photos of us, showing our bellies, wearing our capes, being just generally super. (By, the way, PLEASE take a look at Heidi's incredible Homeless Humans of San Diego Facebook page, she does a [...]

Categories: Belly, Mom over 30, My Own Ramblings, News, Redefining Supermom

The Liberation Continues (Amy)

Original post here. A few years ago, in 2009, I submitted a picture and piece about the liberation of my breasts. As a mom of three at the time I was trying hard to liberate myself from body hatred, while learning to love my changed body. Now, two more kids later, for a total of [...]

Categories: Belly, Breasts, Four or More Pregnancies, Postpartum, Submissions, Update