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Unplanned C-Section (Greenbean)

I went into the hospital at 7:30 am to be induced. After several hours of my baby's heart rate being consistently low and frequently dipping further it was clear she was not coping well with labor and with my cervix refusing to dilate past 2cm despite doing all we could we knew that a vaginal [...]

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

21 and Heartbroken (Anonymous)

I found out I was pregnant just before Christmas, after a few weeks of morning sickness and painful cramps. But I unfortunately made the decision to have a termination due to many different factors in my life and haven't told anybody about it apart from my boyfriend. We've been together now for over two and [...]

Categories: Abortion/Life after Abortion, No Photos (Story Only), Submissions

Well for starters I have a lot on my plate. I'm a single mom, I work, and go to school. I just turned 20 last December, and this was my first pregnancy. I love my son to death I wouldn't trade him for anything, I just regret having him at a young age. I feel [...]

Categories: African American, Before Pregnancy, Belly, Body Image, First Pregnancy, Postpartum, Submissions

I am their Motherbear! (Motherbear)

3 giant baby bears + short torso = this crepey saggy skin! It just sort of hangs there after losing weight. But you know, some pretty wonderful people began life there so I can appreciate it for the sake of nostalgia. And for those of us who have our abs cut through a few times, [...]

Categories: Belly, Cesarean, Child Loss, Four or More Pregnancies, Mom over 30, Postpartum, Submissions

Not What I Planned (Anonymous)

1 pregnancy & 1 birth I'm not really sure how to tell my story, I had it all typed out and deleted it because it ended up being a jumbled mess. It's much easier to just list the major points so bear with me! (: -18 when I got pregnant..5'2 and itty bitty with curves [...]

Categories: Belly, First Pregnancy, HELLP Syndrome, Postpartum, Submissions, Teen Mom, Toxemia

Update (R)

Pervious posts here and here. Age: 34 Number of pregnancies/births: 2 Children are now ages 5 and 6 Since the last post, I had laparoscopic surgery to remove my appendix for appendicitis. This photo is taken 7 weeks post-surgery.

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

Art by Babies (Bonnianne)

This is me. Your SOAM host. This was a big deal for me to share. I wrote a little bit about it on Instagram: I created SOAM almost ten years ago and I don't think I've ever felt as naked as I do right now in sharing this photo. And I'm pretty sure I've actually [...]

Categories: 5+ Years Postpartum, Belly, Mom over 30, My Own Ramblings, News, Postpartum, Second Pregnancy, Submissions

In 2008, at 20 years old, I gave birth to my oldest, Eddie, and I became a mom via emergency c-section. After 38 hours of labor my firstborn got stuck while I was pushing, we were rushed into emergency surgery and he made his entrance five days after his due date at 4:03 am, 7 [...]

Categories: Belly, Cesarean, Child Loss, Four or More Pregnancies, PCOS, Postpartum, Submissions

52 and Utterly Depressed (Anonymous)

Hi lovely ladies it has been some comfort to me reading your stories tonight, I am 52 and have 3 children, 31, 27, and 15 yrs of age. I was always a lovely C cup until I had my first child, whilst still fitting into a C, the top of the bra was unfilled. 2nd [...]

Categories: 5+ Years Postpartum, Body Image, Mom over 30, No Photos (Story Only), Postpartum, Submissions

Depressed and Confused (Anonymous)

I am 21 years old and pregnant with my 3rd child, I had my first when I was 17 and second when I was 19. I am currently engaged to the father of these three beautiful babies. But things are rough. I am so uncomfortable with everything about my body. Before I got pregnant I [...]

Categories: Body Image, No Photos (Story Only), Postpartum, Submissions, Teen Mom