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First Pregnancy

Mommy Love (Emily)

Hello my name is Emily, I am 25 years old, and this is my 3 month old son Ethan Jai. Before my pregnancy I was 104. During I was 167. And now I am 130. I love my mommy marks because I wouldn't have my baby boy without them

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

This is Four Months Postpartum (Anonymous)

This is four months postpartum. I cannot lose the weight no matter how hard I try. The shame I feel is sickening. I want to vomit whenever I see myself in the mirror. It's so hard to leave the house and be around people. I am so so so ashamed. I can't even be in [...]

Categories: Belly, First Pregnancy, Postpartum, PPD - Postpartum Depression, Self-harm, Submissions

Another baby, another 70lbs?! (Anonymous)

When I was pregnant with my son I absolutely adored it. I guess I was channeling some fertility goddess vibes because I was at complete peace with everything -- with my appearance, with however things would turn out, things I couldn't control, etc. It was awesome to finally have a break from the insecure voice [...]

Categories: Belly, First Pregnancy, Postpartum, Submissions

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

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