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Well for starters I have a lot on my plate. I'm a single mom, I work, and go to school. I just turned 20 last December, and this was my first pregnancy. I love my son to death I wouldn't trade him for anything, I just regret having him at a young age. I feel [...]

Categories: African American, Before Pregnancy, Belly, Body Image, First Pregnancy, Postpartum, Submissions

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

Not What I Planned (Anonymous)

1 pregnancy & 1 birth I'm not really sure how to tell my story, I had it all typed out and deleted it because it ended up being a jumbled mess. It's much easier to just list the major points so bear with me! (: -18 when I got pregnant..5'2 and itty bitty with curves [...]

Categories: Belly, First Pregnancy, HELLP Syndrome, Postpartum, Submissions, Teen Mom, Toxemia

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

In 2008, at 20 years old, I gave birth to my oldest, Eddie, and I became a mom via emergency c-section. After 38 hours of labor my firstborn got stuck while I was pushing, we were rushed into emergency surgery and he made his entrance five days after his due date at 4:03 am, 7 [...]

Categories: Belly, Cesarean, Child Loss, Four or More Pregnancies, PCOS, Postpartum, 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

Depressed and Confused (Anonymous)

I am 21 years old and pregnant with my 3rd child, I had my first when I was 17 and second when I was 19. I am currently engaged to the father of these three beautiful babies. But things are rough. I am so uncomfortable with everything about my body. Before I got pregnant I [...]

Categories: Body Image, No Photos (Story Only), Postpartum, Submissions, Teen Mom

Damaged Love (Anonymous)

Previous Posts: Who am I & Missing you always and forever My love for myself is as I would describe it…Damaged. Those who used to know me, knew me as a fun loving person, someone who loved to dance, sing, act and laugh. What they didn’t know about me is that when I was the [...]

Categories: Motherless Mothers, No Photos (Story Only), Postpartum, Submissions

2 under 2 under 22 (Princess)

I had stretch marks and was overweight before kids, and i was learning to love them. When I found myself pregnant with my son my body changed all over again and at 19 I was trying ti learn to love my new body and the little body inside. I gained a lot of weight due [...]

Categories: Belly, Postpartum, Second Pregnancy, Submissions