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Positive Body Image/Words of Enouragement

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

Number of pregnancies/births: 4/3 Age: 23 How far postpartum: Kids are 5,3,2 I've posted to this site 2 or 3 times now, and I am choosing to do so again because once again I have a new perspective. I felt for a long time, until recently actually that my self worth was based on my [...]

Categories: Abortion/Life after Abortion, Four or More Pregnancies, No Photos (Story Only), Positive Body Image/Words of Enouragement, Postpartum, Submissions

TEN YEARS

SOAM is officially ten years old. Just about this time of the day, when my big kid was napping, I took a quick picture of my baby and my belly and posted a new blog asking moms to send me their photos of their postpartum bodies. I felt like, if we had a large database [...]

Categories: My Own Ramblings, News, Positive Body Image/Words of Enouragement

It Happened (Chrissy)

I was enjoying a rare empty house! No kids no spouse. So I decided on a load of laundry and a nice long hot shower. My clothes were not dry yet so I just laid in my comfy bed and surfed the net...with just a shirt on,while I waited for my clothes. The warm bright [...]

Categories: Belly, Mom over 30, Positive Body Image/Words of Enouragement, Postpartum, 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

True Story (Anonymous)

True story: I hate seeing myself in photos. I'm the heaviest I've been in my life and this beached whale look is not cute on me. I feel like a huge aching blob most of the time. Today while cleaning the bathroom I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror and thought, "damn, I [...]

Categories: Positive Body Image/Words of Enouragement, Submissions

My Story (Anonymous)

Growing up I wad never skinny. I've always been a little bit chunky. This stayed this same through my teens and inevitably into my pregnancy and beyond. I fell pregnant at 19. Not planned. But I was happy. My pregnancy went smoothly. Absolutely no problems. It was a dream. Then on the 29th may 2011 [...]

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

“Mama, You’re so Pretty” (Anonymous)

This morning. (Wake up, 5:18, ohgodwhymyalarmisn’tforhalfanhourpleaseletmesleepjustalittle) Making breakfast, packing lunch, getting dressed, brewing coffee, queen of multitasking. Tick tock routine next step now what. In the kitchen, slicing cucumbers and washing grapes, eggs scrambling on the stove, cooking in my slacks and bra because today’s shirt is still hanging in the laundry room, when my [...]

Categories: No Photos (Story Only), Positive Body Image/Words of Enouragement, Submissions

Mombod (Roxanne)

My name is Roxanne, I'm 26 years old from east Tn. I have two children 9year old son and 7 year old daughter, and have recently lost two babies with my boyfriend of one year. I've had a hard time learning to love myself. I was in a 10 year relationship to a true piece [...]

Categories: Child Loss, Positive Body Image/Words of Enouragement, 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