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Uba5c Birth Story (Talana)

Hi you all. Here is my birth story… I want you to understand how I got to the decision of homebirth and the feelings I had prior to it. I might bore some of you so please be warned that it’s a long story. Also, if there’s any spelling mistakes or incorrect grammar then I [...]

Categories: Birth, Breastfeeding, Cesarean, Four or More Pregnancies, Homebirth, Submissions, VBAC

My name is Hope, I'm 24 years old and I had my first child this July. I had a truly empowering and beautiful natural childbirth at a birth center, and my baby is absolutely gorgeous! For the first couple months after having her, I was very unhappy with my body. I thought that is was [...]

Categories: Belly, Breastfeeding, First Pregnancy, Postpartum, Submissions

What Pregnancy Has Done (Nicole)

Age: 22 Children: 1 Child, 7 months old Like most young ladies, I struggled with body image. It was the most severe when I was in middle school and my doctor made a comment about my weight being high. I was only 124 pounds, which was a healthy weight for my height. I ripped myself [...]

Categories: Belly, Breastfeeding, First Pregnancy, Postpartum, Pregnant, Submissions

Breastfeeding (Susi)

Number of pregnancies – 2 Number of children – 2 I am a mother. I have two beautiful kids, a 5-year-old boy and a 2 ½ -year-old girl. They are awesome—they make me laugh, cry, smile, get angry, and love more than I’ve ever imagined. When I was growing up, I always had irregular periods. [...]

Categories: Breastfeeding, No Photos (Story Only), PCOS, Submissions

My Story (Korin)

Hi, My name is Korin. Im 24 years old. Mother of 3. I used to be tiny, athletic, and very in tuned with my weight before I had children. Before I got pregnant with my Birthdaughter, I was 5'5", 130lbs, very muscular as I was in dance all through High School. I was 16 when [...]

Categories: Adoption, Belly, Breastfeeding, Postpartum, Submissions, Teen Mom, Third Pregnancy

I Like Myself (Rosie)

I see a ton of ladies hating on their post-baby bodies, and some very genetically blessed ladies who are rockin' it. I'm right here in the middle. I gained some weight, and I lost it. I started my pregnancy around 170 lbs. I struggled with hyperemesis in my first trimester and dropped to 145 lbs. [...]

Categories: Belly, Breastfeeding, Breasts, First Pregnancy, Postpartum, Pregnant, Submissions, Tattoo

Age: 30 # of pregnancies and births: 2 pregnancies, 2 births Ages of children: 3 and 9 months When my first daughter was born she showed a clear preference for my right breast to nurse from. When she began biting 'lefty' terribly to the point of bleeding I decided to nurse her exclusively from my [...]

Categories: Breastfeeding, Breasts, Mom over 30, Postpartum, Second Pregnancy, Submissions

My Story (Erin)

I am a 23 year old mother to 5 month old Claire. My journey began with the heartaching realization that at this young age, I have fertility problems. Fighting not only with doctors who would help diagnose and treat a young woman with PCOS (polycystic ovaries) but also fighting with myself, with my body- for [...]

Categories: Belly, Breastfeeding, First Pregnancy, Infertility, Postpartum, Submissions

I Still Can’t Believe It (Lucia)

20 yrs old 1 pregnancy 1 birth 8 weeks pp My story is short, I was 19 when I found out I was pregnant, my boyfriend noticed before I did. I had a rather easy pregnancy, no nausea but lots of heartburn, I started swelling after week 31 and for some reason I had a [...]

Categories: Belly, Breastfeeding, Breasts, First Pregnancy, Postpartum, Pregnant, Submissions, Update

Age: 28 Pregnancies: 4 Births: 4 Kids: 7, 6, 5, 3 My husband and I were in the military when we met on a hot summer day during a training exercise and we were both filthy, exhausted, sunburned and peeling; it was love at first sight. I was 19, not quite 20, when I went [...]

Categories: Belly, Breastfeeding, Breasts, Cesarean, Four or More Pregnancies, Plus-Sized Mom, Postpartum, Submissions