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It is What it is (Anonymous)

3 years Post partum. 2 c sections, 32 years old. I had severe undiagnosed perinatal depression with my first child, leading to me demanding a c section or I was going to throw myself off of a ledge. I was terrified and didn't want to ever be left alone for fear of what might happen. [...]

Categories: Belly, Breasts, Cesarean, First Pregnancy, Mom over 30, Postpartum, PPD - Postpartum Depression, Submissions

3rd Time Wasn’t a Charm (Anonymous)

Ages at births: 21, 23, 26 4 months pp Weight gained with pregnancies: 20lb, 30lb, 27lbs Pictures are 38 weeks preggo with #3, 4 months pp side and front view with Cesarean scar I posted on here after my first two babies forever ago it seems, seemed appropriate to do it again. My first birth [...]

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

Beauty Comes From Within (Aimee)

Age:27 2 pregnancies 1 birth Age of child: 5month We have all heard the phrases beauty comes from with in and beauty is in the eye of the beholder but such phrases come up short and feel shallow when we are talking about ourselves, our body image. I have struggled with certain aspects of my [...]

Categories: Before Pregnancy, Belly, Breasts, Breasts - Uneven, Cesarean, First Pregnancy, Positive Body Image/Words of Enouragement, Postpartum, Pregnant, Submissions

The Result of Growth (Chloe)

I'm built very petite (5'2", 100-105 lbs when I'm not pregnant or nursing) and yet three times, I've given birth to nine pound babies (my boys are almost 12, 9, and almost 7). It's taken me time, but I've learned to love, honor, and respect the fact that my body that so often feels so [...]

Categories: 20+ Years Postpartum, Belly, Cesarean, Cesarean Scar and/or Incision, Mom over 30, Positive Body Image/Words of Enouragement, Postpartum, Submissions, Third Pregnancy

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

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

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

My Story (Anonymous)

Age: 34 Number of children: 1 Pregnancies: 3 Age of child: 8 months We started trying in January 2009. The global economy had melted down, Obama had just been inaugurated & I was 28. Seemed like a good time to try for a baby as we'd been together for 5 years! Months passed. Every 29 [...]

Categories: Cesarean, Child Loss, Infertility, Mom over 30, No Photos (Story Only), Postpartum, Submissions, Third Pregnancy, Thyroid Issues

Mom of Two (Katrina)

My name is Katrina, I am a 27 year old mother of two beautiful boys; ages 1 and 4. I have always struggled with body image, weight, what others think of me, and anxiety. I was considered "obese" before and after my first pregnancy. I was so embaressed to leave my house ( silly I [...]

Categories: Belly, Cesarean, Postpartum, Second Pregnancy, Submissions

8 Months Postpartum (Emily)

Your Age: (19) Number of pregnancies and births: (1 pregnancy, 1 birth) The age of your children, or how far postpartum you are: (8 months) I am now 8 months postpartum with my sweet baby boy. It was the summer after I graduated high school that I got pregnant. My parents were not to happy [...]

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