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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

52 and Utterly Depressed (Anonymous)

Hi lovely ladies it has been some comfort to me reading your stories tonight, I am 52 and have 3 children, 31, 27, and 15 yrs of age. I was always a lovely C cup until I had my first child, whilst still fitting into a C, the top of the bra was unfilled. 2nd [...]

Categories: 5+ Years Postpartum, Body Image, Mom over 30, No Photos (Story Only), Postpartum, Submissions

Depressed and Confused (Anonymous)

I am 21 years old and pregnant with my 3rd child, I had my first when I was 17 and second when I was 19. I am currently engaged to the father of these three beautiful babies. But things are rough. I am so uncomfortable with everything about my body. Before I got pregnant I [...]

Categories: Body Image, No Photos (Story Only), Postpartum, Submissions, Teen Mom

A Male Perspective (Anonymous Dad)

I am a man, and I while I know this is a site for women, I have a story to share. Whether you chose to post it is at your discretion, but I am hopeful you will read what I have to say and perhaps offer some advice. My wife has given birth to two [...]

Categories: Body Image, Submissions

Getting Better (Alice)

Age: 34 Pregnancies: 1 Births: 2 Age of children: 14 months I posted an entry five months ago when I was feeling pretty bad about my body and health post-partum. I gave birth to twins last summer and suffered a prolapse not long after, and was feeling despondent about that and about how much my [...]

Categories: Belly, Body Image, Mom over 30, Positive Body Image/Words of Enouragement, Postpartum, Prolapse, Second Pregnancy, Submissions, Vulva/Vaginal Damage

20 (age) Pregnancies (1) 8 months post partum by cesarean. When i first became pregnant, during my first trimester i lost 20 pounds. Than the rest of my pregnancy i only gained 10 pounds. After i delivered i then lost 25 more. This is what alot of people would call "bouncing back" and yes in [...]

Categories: Belly, Body Dysmorphic Disroder, Body Image, Breasts, Cesarean, Cesarean Scar and/or Incision, First Pregnancy, Postpartum, Submissions, Update

Glee’s Rocky Horror Episode

Spoilers abound for this week's episode, read on at your own risk! I just finished watching Glee's Rocky Horror episode and beneath the incredible music (I am not always into Glee's music, but this episode was possibly my favorite ever) they tackled not only the usual theme of misfits in society, but also body image [...]

Categories: Body Image, My Own Ramblings, News

Behind Enemy Lines (SMS)

Age 30 1st pregnancy, 1 year postpartum My body has always been the enemy. This shape which outlines the whole of who I am, encapsulating the parts of me both seen and unseen. Somehow, with time and age, it had come to represent me, a personal definition of who I am, carefully crafted for the [...]

Categories: Body Image, First Pregnancy, Infertility, Mom over 30, No Photos (Story Only), Postpartum, Submissions

Why Do We Treat Ourselves With Hate?

I've noticed a certain sort of recurring comment here at SOAM. It goes something like, "Wow, mama, you look GREAT! Your boobs/belly/bum looks way better than mine - I look like crap and I'm much farther postpartum/younger/had fewer kids than you did." This comment starts off lovely and supportive but quickly turns dark and self-abusive. [...]

Categories: Body Image, Collaborative, My Own Ramblings, News

When is Enough, Enough? (Anonymous)

Age: 37 Numbers of pregnancies and births: 3, births 1 Child’s Age: 4 I spent my youth and 20’s overweight and hating my body. I was a size 18. During a bad break up I gained an additional 15 pounds and for the first time it looked like size 18 would be too small. I [...]

Categories: Body Image, No Photos (Story Only)