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Struggling to Accept My New Body (Anonymous)

I am a 23 year old mother who got pregnant unexpectedly. I was 120 before pregnancy and gained 75 pounds. My baby was 9 pounds 5 ounces and my body will never be the same. I have diastasis recti, and my boobs are uneven and sagging. Although I’ve lost all the pregnancy weight (nursing), my [...]

Still Look 5 Months Pregnant After C-Section (Anonymous)

I gave birth to my beautiful twin boy/girl via c section in January this year (2013). When I was pregnant I didn’t give much thought to what I would look like afterwards. I put on 2 1/2 stone whilst pregnant and all my weight was on my stomach, it was huge as you can imagine [...]

Update on My Diastasis Recti (Mrs. Roussell)

Age :23 Weeks PP: 9! Previous post here. When I last posted I was 4 weeks pp and very insecure about my stomach. I haven’t lost any weight yet (still 140) but I’m ok with that being I’ve never had a big butt and being that I’m African American I’ve always been made fun of [...]

Mom of 3 (Amanda W)

I am a Mom of three wonderful children. 2 girls and a boy. i was 20 years old when i conceived my first, and she was born weighing in at 9lbs, 20.5 inches. i grew several cup sizes, and gained about 40 pounds, which i havent lost yet. shes 10 now. my middle child is [...]

Let Me Out of Here (Angele)

Hi everyone, this is my third entry; my first 2 can be seen here and here. A little recap. I am 29 years old and I have 2 daughters, ages 8 and 4. I recenlty gave birth to a third daughter in April 2010; but she was not mine to keep, I was a surrogate! [...]

Is there hope or am I going to be in these shoes forever? (Emily)

I am 19 years old/ 18 when pregnant/ 19 when i gave birth. number of children:1 born july 8th 2010. birth: c sec. pre pregnancy weight:105 Wheight right before birth: 175 Wheight now: 144 Weeks pp: 7 Hello. I started this entry knowing exactly what I wanted to say but suddenly…I dont know where I [...]

My Story is Long (Anonymous)

38 years old 5 pregnancies/4 live births/2 miscarriages 7.5 year old daughter, 6 year old son, 2.5 year old boy/girl twins 30 months postpartum My story is long. It spans more than a decade. When my husband and I got married we didn’t mind if we got pregnant right away. Well, 5 months into our [...]

My 4th belly!! (Iraiosc)

Hi again!! I wrote here twice before, you can see here and here. I need to explain my feelings about what i’ve just did. I’ve finally repaired my hernia and diastasis only 20 days ago!! Family are contradicted, they wanted of course I get well quikly (sorry my mistakes please ) but I know they [...]

Need to Learn to See Beauty in Myself (Anonymous)

I am 33 years old. I have been pregnant six times, and I’ve given birth to four fantastic children, ages 8, 5, 2, and 7 months. I married my best friend straight out of college and got pregnant with our first child about two years later, the second month we tried. We were both in [...]

My body is wrecked (Elizabeth)

Number of pregnancies & births: Four Ages of children: 9, 6, 3, and almost 5 months B&W photo taken four month post-partum after fourth child Beach photo taken 11 months post-partum after first child I guess you could say I was proud of my body after the birth of my first child. I bounced back [...]

My Second Entry – Still Trying to Accept Me (Angele)

Original entry here. ~Your Age: 28.. almost 29. ~Number of pregnancies and births: 2 ~The age of your children, or how far postpartum you are: My children are almost 8 and almost 4; 3 and a half years PP. Hello to all you wonderful ladies, I have written in here before and wanted to update. [...]

Diastatis Recti (Katie)

Hi Mums, I am 30 years old and mother to an 8-month daughter. Her name is Maja. I used to be a fitness maniac before pregnancy, which you can surely see in my photo ‘before’. I used to be on the skinny side, but during pregnancy I gained 50 lbs and I was huge. People [...]

Update (Iraiosc)

Original entry here. Hi again, of course i still reading all post of all valiant woman who has new bodies like me. All you made me stronger and leave my depression. Actually i feel so pretty dressed because i lost more or less all volume. My son will celebrate 1 year the 2nd april!! Of [...]


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