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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

When is Enough Enough? (Kasey)

Hello, my name is Kasey and I am 42 years old. I have one precious daughter from my first marriage in her very early 20's. I am seeking some impartial, independent and heartfelt advice because I find myself in a place of confusion and heartache. I got remarried 18 months ago to the love of [...]

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

Struggling With the Changes (Anonymous)

I found this website in a moment of weakness I was having with myself over issues with my body and I decided that since reading everyone's stories and seeing their pictures that I couldn't resist posting my own photos/story to maybe help someone else. I am 20 and actually planned a pregnancy (with my boyfriend [...]

Categories: Belly, Cesarean, Cesarean Scar and/or Incision, First Pregnancy, Infertility, Postpartum, Submissions

It’s the Journey (Anonymous)

“It’s the journey” is what I tell myself. I’m 27 years old and feel so…old. I have a four year old and a 15 month old and have been breastfeeding for a total of four years now. When I was a young girl, middle school age, I remember women telling me (lots of women) to [...]

Categories: Belly, Breasts, Infertility, Postpartum, Second Pregnancy, Submissions

The Rewards of Patience (Amanda)

My husband and I have been together for almost nine years, and married for nearly seven. Having children was one of the first things that we talked about when we first met. I naively assumed that it would be easy, being that both sides of my family are very prolific. How wrong I was. Our [...]

Categories: Before Pregnancy, Belly, Breasts, Cesarean, Cesarean Scar and/or Incision, Child Loss, Four or More Pregnancies, Infertility, Postpartum, Pregnant, Submissions

Whose Body is this Anyway? (Lisa)

I posted this on my blog about a year and a half ago. It was my way to make amends with my body. I didn't take any photos of myself during that time. I actually hid from the camera by always being the photographer. I was 34 years old when I wrote this (now almost [...]

Categories: First Pregnancy, Infertility, No Photos (Story Only), Postpartum, Submissions

25 Year Old Mom of 2 (Emma)

Being pregnant is one of the most beautiful experiences a woman can ever experience. I never felt more feminine as I did when I was pregnant and expecting. and, nurturing my child after-wards by breastfeeding, I'm curvier than I was pre-pregnancy (with both) - I had a home birth with my second, and it was [...]

Categories: Belly, Birth, Breasts, Homebirth, Infertility, Postpartum, Pregnant, Submissions

My Kids Are What Matters (HayleyK)

I struggled for 5 years to get pregnant in the first place. After two surgeries and 3 rounds of fertility treatments (all the while dealing with my husband's deployment to Iraq), we got pregnant with our first born. The pregnancy was easy, the birth hard. But we had our miracle. Then miraculously we got blessed [...]

Categories: Belly, Infertility, Mom over 30, Postpartum, Second Pregnancy, Submissions

My Story (Erin)

I am a 23 year old mother to 5 month old Claire. My journey began with the heartaching realization that at this young age, I have fertility problems. Fighting not only with doctors who would help diagnose and treat a young woman with PCOS (polycystic ovaries) but also fighting with myself, with my body- for [...]

Categories: Belly, Breastfeeding, First Pregnancy, Infertility, Postpartum, Submissions

Needing Some Support (Sarah)

Hello, my name is Sarah and I am 23 years old, and I have never been pregnant. My husband and I have been married for 2 years, and we have been trying to conceive since we got married. However, we've obviously been unsuccessful. I went to the doctor and they scheduled a pap test and [...]

Categories: Infertility, No Photos (Story Only), Submissions