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Hello, im 36 and have 2 beautiful children ? aged 12 and 7. My first pregnancy came at a time of such a huge loss. Only months before a huge part of my life passed away and the grief was immersurable. The pregnancy brought to us such excitement. I neglected to think what i ate [...]

Categories: 5+ Years Postpartum, Belly, Breasts, Mom over 30, Postpartum, PPD - Postpartum Depression, Second Pregnancy, Submissions

Age: 26 3 months post partum First post here, second post here. This is my 3rd time submitting my story, and a lot has changed in the last 5.5 years! I had my first son at 19 (now 7) a natural hospital birth, no complications. He was 6lbs 14oz and i breast fed him for [...]

Categories: Belly, Cesarean, Cesarean Scar and/or Incision, Complications During or After Birth, Complications in Pregnancy, NICU, Placenta Previa, Postpartum, Pregnant, Submissions, Third Pregnancy, Update

My Husband Surprised Me! (Anonymous)

I'm 21 and a mother of two handsome boys. My husband and I have been together for 5 years and married for 3. I'm very self conscious and it got worse after I had our first son at 17. He came to my job (anniversary day) and brought me home early. We haven't had sex [...]

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

The Liberation Continues (Amy)

Original post here. A few years ago, in 2009, I submitted a picture and piece about the liberation of my breasts. As a mom of three at the time I was trying hard to liberate myself from body hatred, while learning to love my changed body. Now, two more kids later, for a total of [...]

Categories: Belly, Breasts, Four or More Pregnancies, Postpartum, Submissions, Update

My Mom Body (aaay_macaroni)

After being severely underweight while breastfeeding my 2nd child well past 2 years old, my husband got a vasectomy. Approaching 31 and this is my mom body. Lol

Categories: Belly, Mom over 30, Piercing, Postpartum, Second Pregnancy, Submissions

Shape of a Mother of 6 (Emily)

Age: 31 I had my first son at 19 years old. I was very tiny only weighing 95 lbs before him and 145 when I had him!! I got huge in my belly!! I lived with my parents and my then boyfriend moved in. I then got married to my bf and we had a [...]

Categories: Belly, Four or More Pregnancies, Mom over 30, Postpartum, Submissions

Previous post here. Age: 27 Wow. Just wow. I was scrolling through my bookmarks and stumbled across a post I made on this site that I haven't thought about for years - titled 'I can't stand to look in the mirror.' (July 2010) The title alone was like a slap in the face. I actually [...]

Categories: 5+ Years Postpartum, Belly, Breasts, Postpartum, Second Pregnancy, Submissions, Update

The Shape of Me (Anonymous)

I've struggled with body image too long. I was never aneroxic or bulimic. But I restricted calories and over excercise. When my third was born I got ppd real bad. It was the first time in my life I had to put the focus on my mental health 100%. Fast forward three years later........ I [...]

Categories: Postpartum, PPD - Postpartum Depression, Submissions, Third Pregnancy

The Others (Anonymous)

Your Age: 36 Number of pregnancies and births: 3 pregnancies. 1 birth, 2 abortions The age of your children: Son born September of 2008. Abortion in 1997 at eight weeks and in 2009 at four. I have always had depression and anxiety, I have no memory of a time when they weren't present; according to [...]

Categories: Abortion/Life after Abortion, Depression and/or Mental Illness (Unrelated to Pregnancy), Postpartum, PPD - Postpartum Depression, Submissions, Third Pregnancy

Age: 31 Number of pregnancies: 4 Number of births: 3 Ages of children: 4 years, 19 months, 8 weeks I had my first child at 27 years old. It was the most traumatic event of my life due to scary complications and a 3rd degree tear/episiotomy. I suffered post partum depression and thought I'd never [...]

Categories: Belly, Child Loss, Four or More Pregnancies, Mom over 30, Postpartum, Submissions