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Child Loss

Before there was you… (Lilola)

There was just me, my story starts typical enough, married my high school sweetheart at 18yo, we were happy just being together conquering the world. Time passes by and I was 24yo, wondering where was time going. I was also wondering why no children yet, why no pregnancy scare, why no monthly periods. So at [...]

Categories: Before Pregnancy, Belly, Breasts, Child Loss, Infertility, Mom over 30, Postpartum, Pregnant, Submissions, Third Pregnancy

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

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

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

Mombod (Roxanne)

My name is Roxanne, I'm 26 years old from east Tn. I have two children 9year old son and 7 year old daughter, and have recently lost two babies with my boyfriend of one year. I've had a hard time learning to love myself. I was in a 10 year relationship to a true piece [...]

Categories: Child Loss, Positive Body Image/Words of Enouragement, Postpartum, Submissions

Age: 29 Number of pregnancies: 1 Number of births: 0 It’s very hard for me to write about my experience because I’m a very private person. That being said, I don’t know if my heart can withstand all the pain and sadness I’m feeling, so I figure it’s best to try and get it out. [...]

Categories: Child Loss, Eating Disorder, No Photos (Story Only), Submissions

Mom with PTSD (Kara)

I always wanted to be a mom. I didn't dream of weddings or anything else as a young girl. I was lucky enough to meet my husband in the most amazing of places: while we were in training with the navy. Before we were even engaged we talked about how many kids we would have. [...]

Categories: Child Loss, Complications in Pregnancy, Military Mom, Postpartum, PPD - Postpartum Depression, PTSD, Submissions, Third Pregnancy

AGE 32, 5 PREGNANCIES/0 CHILDREN My wife and I got married two years ago after a whirlwind courtship. I knew when I met her, that I wanted a family with her. So after 8 months of blissful matrimony, We chose a sperm donor and went to the fertility doctor. I had been tracking my ovulation [...]

Categories: Child Loss, Infertility, Mom over 30, No Photos (Story Only), Submissions

It all seems so petty (Kim)

Previous post here. I had c-sections with my first two births (please see my previous posts). I wasn't thrilled with the birth experiences, but I had living babies because of them. My 3rd child was born via successful vba2c. It was amazing to hold her right after she was born. My body was stretched a [...]

Categories: Cesarean, Child Loss, Four or More Pregnancies, Mom over 30, No Photos (Story Only), Submissions, Update, VBAC