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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

A Message to all Mothers (Anonymous)

Just want to let ALL the mothers know you are all beautiful regardless of stretch marks, saggy/uneven breasts. You all gave birth to a human and that's a huge accomplishment, I read stories daily on what every one of you say and see the pictures yous post, no matter what your body looks like you [...]

Categories: 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

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

Number of pregnancies/births: 4/3 Age: 23 How far postpartum: Kids are 5,3,2 I've posted to this site 2 or 3 times now, and I am choosing to do so again because once again I have a new perspective. I felt for a long time, until recently actually that my self worth was based on my [...]

Categories: Abortion/Life after Abortion, Four or More Pregnancies, No Photos (Story Only), Positive Body Image/Words of Enouragement, Postpartum, Submissions