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Mothers with Health Complications

Worth it All (Ashley)

~Age: 30 ~Number of pregnancies and births: 8 pregnancies- 6 births, 2 miscarriages ~The age of your children, or how far postpartum you are: 8,6,5,4,3,2 I don't even know where to start! I have been coming to this site for so many years…looking through photos and comments, getting the reassurance that I so desperately needed [...]

Categories: Belly, Child Loss, Four or More Pregnancies, Mom over 30, Mothers with Health Complications, Postpartum, Submissions

im 20 years old and its my first baby. ive really never talked to anyone about this is im always scared to. but i dont like how my belly looks. i thank God everyday for my little girl. but i gained about 100lbs with IsaBella. its very ard for me to lose weight because i [...]

Categories: Belly, First Pregnancy, Mothers with Health Complications, Submissions

Mother of Three (Amerie)

2 pregnancies; 3 children; 3 months PP I have lived 27 years. I have 3 beautiful children, a 3 year old boy and 12 week old identical twin daughters. I have an adoring, sexy husband whom I love. We have a healthy and whole relationship that makes me proud and happy. I grew up with [...]

Categories: Belly, Complications in Pregnancy, Mothers with Health Complications, Postpartum, Second Pregnancy, Submissions, Twins

The Gift I Took for Granted (Anonymous)

When I was 12 I feel in love with a man, M. He was 18 and did not even know I was alive. But as I grew he finally took notice. When I was 15 he ask me on a date I was over the moon. While on this date his ex shows up and [...]

Categories: Child Loss, Mothers with Health Complications, No Photos (Story Only), Postpartum, Sexual Abuse/Violence, Submissions

I married my husband on my 18th birthday. A little over a month after our first anniversary, we found out about our oops baby. We had been using condoms, and I guess one failed. We were scared, since we were so young, but excited. I knew my body would change, but I was fairly confident [...]

Categories: Belly, Breasts, Butt, Child Loss, Mothers with Health Complications, Postpartum, Submissions

Hating My Body (Anonymous)

2 Births 6 weeks Postpartum Hey everyone. First of all let me just say I LOVE this website. It helps to see everyone else is struggling with their body image and acceptance just like I am. I have had 2 awesome kids. I have a 3 1/2 year old daughter and now a 6 week [...]

Categories: Belly, Breasts, Mothers with Health Complications, Postpartum, Second Pregnancy, Submissions, Update

I Finally Feel Sexy Again (Babs)

Original entries here, here, here and here. This was my fourth pregnancy and birth, and both were extremely difficult. I suffered with moderate hyperemesis gravaridum throughout (helpHER.org), lost a significant amount of weight, muscle and nutrients and was on the edge of hospitalization and IV feeds throughout (even with extensive medicating). I also suffer with [...]

Categories: Belly, Breasts, Cesarean, Child Loss, Eating Disorder, Four or More Pregnancies, Homebirth, Hyperemesis Gravidarum, Mothers with Health Complications, Postpartum, Pregnant, Submissions, Tattoo, Update, VBAC

5 yrs Fibro and Autism (Anonymous)

age: 27 number of pregnancies/births : 1/1 age of child: 5.5 I am a plus size mom and wanted to represent more of us bigger moms since it is a little lacking. I am 324lbs at 5yrs postpartum. I am comfortable with my body, I deal with the constant pain of fibromyalgia every day and [...]

Categories: Belly, Breasts, First Pregnancy, Mothers with Health Complications, Plus-Sized Mom, Postpartum, Submissions

My age: 34 # of pregnancies and births: 2, both by c-section Children ages: almost 4 and almost 2 I'm not a tall woman. I stand at only 5' 1/2". I feel like I've always struggled with my weight. I have always worn C-D bra sizes, so I've always been pretty "gifted" in that area. [...]

Categories: Belly, Cesarean, Mom over 30, Mothers with Health Complications, Postpartum, Second Pregnancy, Submissions

So Many Scars (Audrey)

I'm finally healing on the inside as well as out. I am 18.5 months postpartum. My daughter Shannon was born via cesarean after 46 hours of labor and it was quite the blow for me. She also had an unknown birth defect (omphalocele) that required surgery the day after her birth. I didn't hold my [...]

Categories: Belly, Children with Health Complications, First Pregnancy, Mothers with Health Complications, Postpartum, Submissions, Surgical Scar (Non-Cesarean)