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PPD – Postpartum Depression

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

Hearing things that weren’t there was bad; keeping silent about it was worse. For months after my daughter was born via C-section, I felt miserable and pathetic. I had been so independent prior to giving birth at 31; then I saw myself as this needy, ugly thing, financially dependent on a husband who was suffering [...]

Categories: Asian, Before Pregnancy, Belly, First Pregnancy, Mom over 30, Postpartum, Postpartum Psychosis, PPD – Postpartum Depression, Pregnant, Suicide or suicidal thoughts

I want myself back. (Anonymous)

I have a gorgeous 16 month old son. I am 21, myself. I feel terrible about my body. I don’t feel like the same person, I literally look at pictures of myself before giving birth and think to myself how I miss that very faraway strange person. it never leaves my mind. If I am [...]

Categories: Belly, Breasts, First Pregnancy, Postpartum, PPD – Postpartum Depression, Submissions, Vulva

2 pregnancies 1 birth Age 6 boy 4 years postpartum I am 24 years old I was 17 when I found out I was pregnant with my first child. More excited then ever, I told the father right away but knew deep down my parents would not be happy so I hid it from them. [...]

Categories: Abortion/Life after Abortion, Belly, First Pregnancy, Postpartum, PPD – Postpartum Depression, Submissions, Teen Mom