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First Pregnancy

Learning to Accept Myself (Daniela)

-My age: 18 -Number of pregnancies/births: 1 -Age of children: 5 months Last year, I was very depressed and had recently gone through a break up. In an attempt to "numb" myself and my feelings, I began drinking and hanging out with the wrong crowd. One thing led to another and I slept with a [...]

Categories: Belly, First Pregnancy, Postpartum, Pregnant, Submissions, Teen Mom

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

Still Struggling (Anonymous)

My beautiful daughter was born almost 7 years ago. I loved every moment of my pregnancy. I did my best to savor each moment and I loved feeling every flutter, kick, and hiccup. A few weeks before my baby girl was born, I had a visit with my midwife and she marveled at my smooth, [...]

Categories: 5+ Years Postpartum, Belly, First Pregnancy, Postpartum, Submissions

My New Body (Melissa C)

My son will be 10 weeks old in a couple days and I'm at a loss for words because I can't believe it has flown by so fast. I feel like it was just yesterday he was born. It was my first pregnancy so I was eager to follow all the guidelines to being pregnant [...]

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

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

Well for starters I have a lot on my plate. I'm a single mom, I work, and go to school. I just turned 20 last December, and this was my first pregnancy. I love my son to death I wouldn't trade him for anything, I just regret having him at a young age. I feel [...]

Categories: African American, Before Pregnancy, Belly, Body Image, First Pregnancy, Postpartum, Submissions

Not What I Planned (Anonymous)

1 pregnancy & 1 birth I'm not really sure how to tell my story, I had it all typed out and deleted it because it ended up being a jumbled mess. It's much easier to just list the major points so bear with me! (: -18 when I got pregnant..5'2 and itty bitty with curves [...]

Categories: Belly, First Pregnancy, HELLP Syndrome, Postpartum, Submissions, Teen Mom, Toxemia

I Used to Be a Model! (Anonymous)

I use to be a model!!! I just turned 22. This is me 7 months post postpartum. I use to be a size 2-4, I loved my body, I worked hard at it, and I was so happy with what it had become. During my pregnancy I gained 100lbs!!! I have since lost 30 and [...]

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

My Story (Anonymous)

Growing up I wad never skinny. I've always been a little bit chunky. This stayed this same through my teens and inevitably into my pregnancy and beyond. I fell pregnant at 19. Not planned. But I was happy. My pregnancy went smoothly. Absolutely no problems. It was a dream. Then on the 29th may 2011 [...]

Categories: Belly, First Pregnancy, Positive Body Image/Words of Enouragement, Postpartum, Submissions

Disgusting Body (Anonymous)

I'm 18 years old. I have a five week old baby and he's amazing I love him so much and he's just made my life completely amazing! I look at him and I've never felt so happy he's is genuinely the most beautiful baby boy! Then there's another part of my life when I'm on [...]

Categories: Belly, First Pregnancy, Postpartum, Submissions