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Another baby, another 70lbs?! (Anonymous)

When I was pregnant with my son I absolutely adored it. I guess I was channeling some fertility goddess vibes because I was at complete peace with everything -- with my appearance, with however things would turn out, things I couldn't control, etc. It was awesome to finally have a break from the insecure voice [...]

Categories: Belly, First Pregnancy, Postpartum, Submissions

My Body: 3 Years Postpartum (Anonymous)

I am a mother of 3, my last one was in July of 2013. I was obese at the time, and my son was a 10-pound baby, so my canvas was not the cleanest when I set myself to lose weight. I went from an unknown weight (probably 180, 5ft2in) down to an average of [...]

Categories: Belly, Mom over 30, Postpartum, Submissions, Third Pregnancy

I am 30 years old and I have two children, ages 8 and 6. The story of how I learned to be ok with my body again after kids is a long one. Similar to many on this site. When I became a single woman with children I thought, “No one will ever love or [...]

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

It is What it is (Anonymous)

3 years Post partum. 2 c sections, 32 years old. I had severe undiagnosed perinatal depression with my first child, leading to me demanding a c section or I was going to throw myself off of a ledge. I was terrified and didn't want to ever be left alone for fear of what might happen. [...]

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

Embracing My Body as a Mother (Jessica)

I am a 22 year old mother with 2 babies 12 months apart. After my first was born I had an identity crisis. I looked into the mirror and I didn't know who I was any more, I didn't recognize my body, I was depressed. Then I had my second and one day I realized [...]

Categories: Belly, Postpartum, Second Pregnancy, Submissions

Off Balance (Monica)

I had my first boy at 21 and my second at 26. I'm now 28 and still working at loving my body. It's pretty much looked exactly this way since my first child. I'm sometimes unhappy with my breasts, uneven and stretched. I struggle with depression and can be really hard on myself at times. [...]

Categories: Belly, Breasts, Postpartum, Second Pregnancy, Submissions

Learning to Accept Myself (Daniela)

-My age: 18 -Number of pregnancies/births: 1 -Age of children: 5 months Last year, I was very depressed and had recently gone through a break up. In an attempt to "numb" myself and my feelings, I began drinking and hanging out with the wrong crowd. One thing led to another and I slept with a [...]

Categories: Belly, First Pregnancy, Postpartum, Pregnant, Submissions, Teen Mom

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

3rd Time Wasn’t a Charm (Anonymous)

Ages at births: 21, 23, 26 4 months pp Weight gained with pregnancies: 20lb, 30lb, 27lbs Pictures are 38 weeks preggo with #3, 4 months pp side and front view with Cesarean scar I posted on here after my first two babies forever ago it seems, seemed appropriate to do it again. My first birth [...]

Categories: Belly, Cesarean, Cesarean Scar and/or Incision, Postpartum, Pregnant, Submissions, Third Pregnancy

Breastfeeding with Cancer (Valarie)

Originally posted here on Facebook. Today my son and I overcame a huge obstacle in my breast cancer journey. Today he breastfed for the first time after chemotherapy. I was diagnosed with breast cancer at 28 weeks pregnant. My cancer was stage 2, grade 3, and triple negative (very aggressive). So, the doctors decided to [...]

Categories: Breast Cancer, Breastfeeding, Mothers with Health Complications, Postpartum, Submissions