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Positive Body Image/Words of Enouragement

I have Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and PCOS. I have a healthy BMI. This is my body. Deal with it. I like my stripes. I have a great sex and personal life even as a single Mama. I'm 34 and I'm okay with this photo being shared. I shared my pubic region especially because a lot [...]

Categories: Belly, Mom over 30, Mothers with Health Complications, Positive Body Image/Words of Enouragement, Postpartum, Submissions

Mommy Love (Emily)

Hello my name is Emily, I am 25 years old, and this is my 3 month old son Ethan Jai. Before my pregnancy I was 104. During I was 167. And now I am 130. I love my mommy marks because I wouldn't have my baby boy without them

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

4 Girls Later (Anonymous)

Hi, I have 4 girls. A 6 year old, 5 year old, 3 year old and 6 month old. I am 24. I have recently lost 50 pounds, I have been trying to tone up but now I am starting to accept maybe this is how my body is now after 4 girls. Some days [...]

Categories: Belly, Four or More Pregnancies, Positive Body Image/Words of Enouragement, Postpartum, Submissions

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