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PPD – Postpartum Depression

1 child, 5 months PP I am 23 and gave birth to my gorgeous baby girl 5 months ago. I love her more than life itself but have struggled with the effect on my body- softer stomach and saggier boobs :( I was lucky to only get very small stretchmarks underneath my belly button and [...]

Categories: Before Pregnancy, Belly, Breasts, First Pregnancy, Postpartum, PPD - Postpartum Depression, Pregnant, Submissions

Mom with PTSD (Kara)

I always wanted to be a mom. I didn't dream of weddings or anything else as a young girl. I was lucky enough to meet my husband in the most amazing of places: while we were in training with the navy. Before we were even engaged we talked about how many kids we would have. [...]

Categories: Child Loss, Complications in Pregnancy, Military Mom, Postpartum, PPD - Postpartum Depression, PTSD, Submissions, Third Pregnancy

Frumpy and Angry! (Anonymous)

Im 22 and have a 3 year old daughter... she wasn't at all planned.. but my ex wasn't a very nice person either, I do not regret her she I my world! See this relationship was horrible I was like a possession not a equal human being, I was treat like dirt hit and often [...]

Categories: First Pregnancy, No Photos (Story Only), Postpartum, PPD - Postpartum Depression, Sexual Abuse/Violence, Spousal/Partner Abuse, Submissions

I was 22 when I had my first and only child. I had a pretty textbook pregnancy besides measuring weeks ahead. Before pregnancy I was at my heaviest - 104kg. I had no hope that I would ever fall pregnant but it happened. My beautiful 10lb son Maximus was born by emergency Cesarean on the [...]

Categories: Belly, Cesarean, First Pregnancy, Postpartum, PPD - Postpartum Depression, Submissions

I love being a mommy but what I don't love is the muffin top, stretch marks and saggy skin that I am left with. I went in for an induction on the 6th of August at 5pm I was in labor till 930 on the 7th when I had only dialated 2 centimeters and they [...]

Categories: Belly, Cesarean, First Pregnancy, Postpartum, PPD - Postpartum Depression, Submissions, Update

It’s a Fair Trade (Anonymous)

~ Age: 27 ~Number of pregnancies and births: 3 pregnancies, 2 births ~The age of your children, or how far postpartum you are: 2 year old and 6 month old I love my life! I have an amazing, supportive husband and two adorable little boys who I get to spend everyday with as a stay-at-home-mom. [...]

Categories: Belly, Breasts, Child Loss, D-MER, Postpartum, PPD - Postpartum Depression, Second Pregnancy, Submissions

7 Months PP & HATING Myself! (Sarah)

Age: 21 7 months PP 1 pregnancy Pre-pregnancy weight: 150 Current weight: About 190 Let me start off by saying that I've never liked my body! Before I got pregnant I weighed 150 lbs. About a year before I was pregnant I weighed around 180 and after working as housekeeping I lost 30 lbs. When [...]

Categories: Before Pregnancy, Belly, First Pregnancy, PPD - Postpartum Depression, Pregnant, Submissions, Toxemia

Loving My Mommy Body (Raven)

My name is Raven, I am 20 years old and I have one son that is now 18 months old. I had him via cesarean section. I had a lot happen to me after I had my son. I had just assumed since having a baby was one of the happiest and greatest things that [...]

Categories: Belly, Cesarean, Cesarean Scar and/or Incision, First Pregnancy, Postpartum, PPD - Postpartum Depression, Submissions

A Never-Ending Struggle (Anonymous)

Age: 20 Number of Births: 1 Child: 7 Months Old i've posted before, but not on a topic as specific as this. so, no pictures this time-- just a story that i'm hoping some other women can relate to. not exactly the happiest, but i've found that people find comfort in relating with others, regardless. [...]

Categories: Cesarean, First Pregnancy, No Photos (Story Only), Postpartum, PPD - Postpartum Depression

My age - 29 4 pregnancies, 2 early miscarriages, 1 birth, currently pregnant Oldest son is nearly 6, currently 29 weeks pregnant Last entry here. I came a long way since my last submission to SOAM. Back then, I was overweight (around 75kg), pretty miserable, still caught in the throes of Post Natal Depression. In [...]

Categories: Child Loss, Postpartum, PPD - Postpartum Depression, Pregnant, Submissions