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This is Four Months Postpartum (Anonymous)

This is four months postpartum. I cannot lose the weight no matter how hard I try. The shame I feel is sickening. I want to vomit whenever I see myself in the mirror. It's so hard to leave the house and be around people. I am so so so ashamed. I can't even be in [...]

Categories: Belly, First Pregnancy, Postpartum, PPD - Postpartum Depression, Self-harm, Submissions

Am I Ruined? (Anonymous)

I'm currently 24. I have had two pregnancies and have two beautiful boys 1 year and 20 days apart both delivered vaginally. I will be 3 months postpartum in 11 days. I am writing this post because I am working hard to become comfortable in my own skin again and want to love my new [...]

Categories: African American, Belly, Postpartum, Second Pregnancy, Submissions

Wonder Woman is Real

Originally posted on Instagram. I know I don’t have the perfect body. This body has born three beautiful souls into this world and nothing has taken a harsher toll on my body. I know I don’t have a perfect body I have had weight issues all of my life due to life struggles. But I [...]

Categories: 5+ Years Postpartum, Belly, Mom over 30, Postpartum, Submissions, Third Pregnancy

Update (Kim)

Previous post here. Age: 38 ~Number of pregnancies and births: 5p/4b ~The age of your children, or how far postpartum you are: 8, 6, 5, 3 My youngest turned 3 this week. The last time I submitted to SOAM she was a month old and my world had been rocked. I want to thank everyone [...]

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

I just weaned my last child! (Mom of 3)

I am a 32 year old mother of three children; ages 3,8,11. My youngest/last child and I are two days into weaning! I was 21 when I gave birth to my first child. That pregnancy was crazy on my body. I gained almost 65lbs and struggled afterward with what know was post partum depression. I [...]

Categories: Belly, Breasts, Mom over 30, Postpartum, PPD - Postpartum Depression, Submissions, Third Pregnancy

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