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Mom over 30

Struggling to Accept My Body (Anonymous)

I have had two beautiful children, an 8 year old and 4 year old. I'm 34 now and I feel like since my second child and since hitting my 30's my body is much different then it used to be. My breasts are much less full and perky and my stomach will never be as [...]

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

The Result of Growth (Chloe)

I'm built very petite (5'2", 100-105 lbs when I'm not pregnant or nursing) and yet three times, I've given birth to nine pound babies (my boys are almost 12, 9, and almost 7). It's taken me time, but I've learned to love, honor, and respect the fact that my body that so often feels so [...]

Categories: 20+ Years Postpartum, Belly, Cesarean, Cesarean Scar and/or Incision, Mom over 30, Positive Body Image/Words of Enouragement, Postpartum, Submissions, Third Pregnancy

I am their Motherbear! (Motherbear)

3 giant baby bears + short torso = this crepey saggy skin! It just sort of hangs there after losing weight. But you know, some pretty wonderful people began life there so I can appreciate it for the sake of nostalgia. And for those of us who have our abs cut through a few times, [...]

Categories: Belly, Cesarean, Child Loss, Four or More Pregnancies, Mom over 30, Postpartum, Submissions

Update (R)

Pervious posts here and here. Age: 34 Number of pregnancies/births: 2 Children are now ages 5 and 6 Since the last post, I had laparoscopic surgery to remove my appendix for appendicitis. This photo is taken 7 weeks post-surgery.

Categories: 5+ Years Postpartum, Belly, Mom over 30, Postpartum, Second Pregnancy, Submissions, Update

Art by Babies (Bonnianne)

This is me. Your SOAM host. This was a big deal for me to share. I wrote a little bit about it on Instagram: I created SOAM almost ten years ago and I don't think I've ever felt as naked as I do right now in sharing this photo. And I'm pretty sure I've actually [...]

Categories: 5+ Years Postpartum, Belly, Mom over 30, My Own Ramblings, News, Postpartum, Second Pregnancy, Submissions

52 and Utterly Depressed (Anonymous)

Hi lovely ladies it has been some comfort to me reading your stories tonight, I am 52 and have 3 children, 31, 27, and 15 yrs of age. I was always a lovely C cup until I had my first child, whilst still fitting into a C, the top of the bra was unfilled. 2nd [...]

Categories: 5+ Years Postpartum, Body Image, Mom over 30, No Photos (Story Only), Postpartum, Submissions

My Story (Anonymous)

Age: 34 Number of children: 1 Pregnancies: 3 Age of child: 8 months We started trying in January 2009. The global economy had melted down, Obama had just been inaugurated & I was 28. Seemed like a good time to try for a baby as we'd been together for 5 years! Months passed. Every 29 [...]

Categories: Cesarean, Child Loss, Infertility, Mom over 30, No Photos (Story Only), Postpartum, Submissions, Third Pregnancy, Thyroid Issues

My daughter was born 2 years ago. I was 30 at the time. Throughout my pregnancy I had hemorrhoids, which only got worse during delivery. I was so embarassed about them that I didn't want my husband to watch the delivery. I made him stay in a chair near the head of the bed. I [...]

Categories: Hemorrhoids/Etc., Mom over 30, No Photos (Story Only), Postpartum, Submissions, Vulva/Vaginal Damage

Who’s This Person? (Anonymous)

I'm 32 years old and 11 months postpartum from my second child (4th pregnancy), my oldest is 3. I don't know how much weight I gained during my pregnancy but I know I ate far too much. McDonalds, chips, just writing it down disgusted me. I tried training and being nice with myself but it's [...]

Categories: Belly, Breasts, Four or More Pregnancies, Mom over 30, Postpartum, Submissions

Hi there, I am going to start at the beginning. Well I had always wanted to be a mother I had my first baby at the age of 22. I didn't plan it and it took me and my partner of three years by surprise. I had a beautiful boy 11 years ago weighing 9lb [...]

Categories: Belly, Infertility, Mom over 30, Positive Body Image/Words of Enouragement, Postpartum, Submissions, Third Pregnancy