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Unplanned C-Section (Greenbean)

I went into the hospital at 7:30 am to be induced. After several hours of my baby's heart rate being consistently low and frequently dipping further it was clear she was not coping well with labor and with my cervix refusing to dilate past 2cm despite doing all we could we knew that a vaginal [...]

Categories: Belly, Cesarean, Cesarean Scar and/or Incision, First Pregnancy, Postpartum, Submissions

Well for starters I have a lot on my plate. I'm a single mom, I work, and go to school. I just turned 20 last December, and this was my first pregnancy. I love my son to death I wouldn't trade him for anything, I just regret having him at a young age. I feel [...]

Categories: African American, Before Pregnancy, Belly, Body Image, First Pregnancy, Postpartum, Submissions

I am their Motherbear! (Motherbear)

3 giant baby bears + short torso = this crepey saggy skin! It just sort of hangs there after losing weight. But you know, some pretty wonderful people began life there so I can appreciate it for the sake of nostalgia. And for those of us who have our abs cut through a few times, [...]

Categories: Belly, Cesarean, Child Loss, Four or More Pregnancies, Mom over 30, Postpartum, Submissions

Not What I Planned (Anonymous)

1 pregnancy & 1 birth I'm not really sure how to tell my story, I had it all typed out and deleted it because it ended up being a jumbled mess. It's much easier to just list the major points so bear with me! (: -18 when I got pregnant..5'2 and itty bitty with curves [...]

Categories: Belly, First Pregnancy, HELLP Syndrome, Postpartum, Submissions, Teen Mom, Toxemia

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

Art by Babies (Bonnianne)

This is me. Your SOAM host. This was a big deal for me to share. I wrote a little bit about it on Instagram: I created SOAM almost ten years ago and I don't think I've ever felt as naked as I do right now in sharing this photo. And I'm pretty sure I've actually [...]

Categories: 5+ Years Postpartum, Belly, Mom over 30, My Own Ramblings, News, Postpartum, Second Pregnancy, Submissions

In 2008, at 20 years old, I gave birth to my oldest, Eddie, and I became a mom via emergency c-section. After 38 hours of labor my firstborn got stuck while I was pushing, we were rushed into emergency surgery and he made his entrance five days after his due date at 4:03 am, 7 [...]

Categories: Belly, Cesarean, Child Loss, Four or More Pregnancies, PCOS, Postpartum, Submissions

2 under 2 under 22 (Princess)

I had stretch marks and was overweight before kids, and i was learning to love them. When I found myself pregnant with my son my body changed all over again and at 19 I was trying ti learn to love my new body and the little body inside. I gained a lot of weight due [...]

Categories: Belly, Postpartum, Second Pregnancy, Submissions

Daily Struggle (Anonymous)

I'm 28 years old and just had my second child. My first is 7 years old and my most recent is almost 6 weeks old. After my first child I was involved in a few unhealthy relationships. In both of these, I was abused both mentally and physically. Part of the mental abuse included tearing [...]

Categories: Belly, Breasts, Piercing, Postpartum, Second Pregnancy, Submissions, Tattoo

Mother of Twins, I feel so Alone (Linzy)

Hi...i am a mother of twins. Boy girl...love your site. I am a combat veteran and have severe ptsd but along with battle scars are my almost year old twin scars and im seriously trying to gain perspective on this whole body image thing...i love my children but hate myself im freaking out. I started [...]

Categories: Abortion/Life after Abortion, Belly, Breasts, Child Loss, Postpartum, PTSD, Submissions, Twins