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Positive Body Image/Words of Enouragement

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Help support SOAM and parents around the world by submitting your own photos and/or story here. Not only does sharing your story help to show the world what a postpartum body looks like, but it also helps to keep this website going and active and that helps keeps us able to do the work we [...]

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

Age: 27 Number of Pregnancies: 3 I had my first child when I was 18. Before her I had a beautiful body, that I was proud of. (Of course most 18 year olds do) After I had her I had NO idea what i was “supposed” to look like or what it was going to [...]

Categories: Belly, Depression and/or Mental Illness (Unrelated to Pregnancy), Positive Body Image/Words of Enouragement, Postpartum, Submissions, Third Pregnancy

A Message Update (Anonymous)

A Message for All Moms That was my message. I have an update. At 30 years old I've had another little one. I'm 18 months post partum with my 5th child. My hypothyroid is now under control with natural herbs and diet. I learned to love my body along the way and corrected my diastasis [...]

Categories: Belly, Four or More Pregnancies, Mom over 30, Positive Body Image/Words of Enouragement, Postpartum, Submissions, Thyroid Issues, Update

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