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(rachelridleyyoga)

This photo represents the power of positive social media. Anyone who knows me, knows how insecure I am about my tummy. No bikinis, long tops, loose yoga vests...the list goes on. Two huge babies left me with serious stretch marks and no muscle tone. I've been incredibly self-conscious for years since my beautiful children were [...]

Categories: 5+ Years Postpartum, Belly, Instagram, Postpartum, Second Pregnancy, Submissions

and then they exploited the #mombod

After the weird and sexist #dadbod trend, women tried to take back their right to exist just as they are, mom bodies and all. Which is, you know, kinda the thing here at SOAM. So I have been hanging out on Instagram and Twitter in the #mombod tags and for the most part loving the [...]

Categories: Instagram, My Own Ramblings, News

(1mamabearfitness)

Today's post pulled from Instagram: This is what a shape of another looks about 4 weeks post-c-section. I have a ways to go especially in that low abdominal area right above my incision... But I'm proud of my body for the 9 months I've carried each of my healthy boys for. Our bodies are truly [...]

Categories: Belly, Cesarean, Instagram, Postpartum, Submissions

Body Image Issues are Real (Monifaith)

Today's entry pulled from Instrgram. Monifaith - every time I finish a #pregnancy, I have to work on my mind. Just because I've had four children doesn't make me a bulletproof saint to all manners of mass-media messaging and imagery. When I take pics, it helps put things in perspective for me that have gotten [...]

Categories: Instagram, Postpartum