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Eating Disorder

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

Facing Forty (Anonymous)

Age: 39 Children: 2, ages 10 and 5 I have had a love/hate relationship with my body for as long as I can remember. I grew up in a fairly volatile home - my bio dad passed away when I was very young and my mother remarried when I was six. My step dad and [...]

Categories: 5+ Years Postpartum, Belly, Eating Disorder, Mom over 30, Positive Body Image/Words of Enouragement, Postpartum, Second Pregnancy, Submissions

age: 19 children: 2 1/2 year old. Previous post here. I've been trying to take each day one day at a time.. I am now parentless. my dad passed away when I was 11, my mom last april. both to lung& brain cancer. Ive had lots of drama and had to put my sons father [...]

Categories: Belly, Eating Disorder, First Pregnancy, Postpartum, Submissions, Teen Mom, Update

I got pregnant at 17. It was unplanned and unexpected. I was scared, but a little excited too. My boyfriend was supportive and so were his family. I loved being pregnant.. I so enjoyed watching my belly grow each month. For the first time in my life, I felt womanly and sexy. Pre-pregnancy I was [...]

Categories: Belly, Breasts, Eating Disorder, First Pregnancy, Postpartum, Submissions

SOAM is here to help us learn how to love ourselves. Our focus here is body image after pregnancy, and we have had many mamas here talk about struggling with eating disorders. We try to learn how to love ourselves not only for ourselves, but so we can be living examples for the next generation. [...]

Categories: Activism, Eating Disorder, My Own Ramblings, News

I am currently 24 years old and 36 weeks pregnant. I have struggled with self image my whole life, first started making myself sick after eating at age nine and advancing to anorexia around 14 years of age. I have been on the way to eating normally since I was 19 and in my own [...]

Categories: Before Pregnancy, Belly, Eating Disorder, First Pregnancy, Pregnant, Submissions

1 Year PP & Positive Body Image (Emily)

Previous post here. 25yrs old 2 births 33 months and 12 months; 12 months pp I am 12 months postpartum this month. I posted about 4 months ago here. I have always had body image issues and had an eating disorder as a teen. When I meet my husband at age 21 I had a [...]

Categories: Belly, Eating Disorder, First Pregnancy, Postpartum, Submissions, Update

Ashamed and Insecure (Anonymous)

25 years old one child, three months postpartum In my early teens I suffered from purging anorexia. I've never been content with my body and looks since one summer my dad pointed out my growing belly when I was 12. I got the help I needed, but never got rid of that little voice that [...]

Categories: Belly, Eating Disorder, First Pregnancy, Postpartum, Submissions

Age:23 Pregnancies/Births: 1 pregnancy 1 birth Childs Age: 14 months Ok so I was 196lbs in March of 2010. I went on weight watchers and got down to 160lbs. June 8th,2010 I stopped weight watchers and my doctor said I had gotten pregnant that first week of June. So long story short, nine months later, [...]

Categories: Belly, Breasts, Eating Disorder, First Pregnancy, Piercing, Postpartum, Pregnant, Submissions, Tattoo

Scared to Gain Weight (Anonymous)

I'm 21 years old and I've struggled with both anorexia and bulimia since I was 17 years old. I was about 120 when I got pregnant with my first pregnancy I gained about 45 pounds throughout the nine months, and I hated being so big, but since I never ate before my body held on [...]

Categories: Eating Disorder, No Photos (Story Only), Pregnant, Second Pregnancy, Submissions