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C-Section Mama, Married 6years to my BFF I was 23 when I got pregnant. Being a very short and active young adult, I’ve always been a wild one at heart. My favorite joy is dancing. I love to just turn the music on and have fun! That was me before pregnancy. Now I’m 24. I’ve [...]

Categories: Before Pregnancy, Belly, Body Image, Breasts, Cesarean, First Pregnancy, Positive Body Image/Words of Enouragement, Postpartum, Pregnant, Submissions

These Lines (Anonymous)

The marks from my firstborn holding my newest addition close. Sun soaking body positivity. These lines don’t JUST tell the story of OUR journey together. Now, they hold the future of what WE will become within them.

Categories: Belly, Mom over 30, Positive Body Image/Words of Enouragement, Postpartum, Pregnant, Second Pregnancy, Submissions

A Very Mom Photo (Anonymous)

Lots of stretch marks, pregnant and scars from a breast reconstruction. Super raw and hard to share, but in all my glory there it is!

Categories: Belly, Breasts, Pregnant, Surgical Scar (Non-Cesarean)

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

About Birth Stories (Suzy)

Most people think of birth stories as warm and cuddly pieces, filled with glowing parents and happy babies. The truth, of course, is that there are as many ways to be born as there are people to experience them. And while every birth story contains two important characters – a mother and a baby – [...]

Categories: Belly, Pregnant, 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

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

Beauty Comes From Within (Aimee)

Age:27 2 pregnancies 1 birth Age of child: 5month We have all heard the phrases beauty comes from with in and beauty is in the eye of the beholder but such phrases come up short and feel shallow when we are talking about ourselves, our body image. I have struggled with certain aspects of my [...]

Categories: Before Pregnancy, Belly, Breasts, Breasts – Uneven, Cesarean, First Pregnancy, Positive Body Image/Words of Enouragement, Postpartum, Pregnant, Submissions

Baby Girl #2 (Sam)

I lost over 80 lbs between pregnancies and kept it off. Weight gain is hard for me to accept and has been hard to deal with during this pregnancy, I know this baby is worth it. No matter what the media says I need to remember that I am beautiful and lucky to get to [...]

Categories: Belly, Pregnant, Second Pregnancy, Submissions

Boy #4 (Shannon)

Previous post here. Age – 29 Pregnancies – 5 Births – 3 PP – 9, 6, 2 Hello again everyone! For those not familiar with me, I have given birth to 3 boys so far. Connor would be 9 this month, he passed away when he was 19 months old. Liam is 6, and Emerson [...]

Categories: Children with Health Complications, Four or More Pregnancies, Postpartum, Pregnant, Submissions, VBAC