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A story I thought you'd like and am happy for you to share if you like... I have a 3 week old... and a 4yo and a 7yo... I got stretch marks in my second pregnancy. I hated them.... mostly because I developed the truly evil rash that is PUPPS and the itchiness was horrendous. [...]

Categories: No Photos (Story Only), Submissions

The Liberation Continues (Amy)

Original post here. A few years ago, in 2009, I submitted a picture and piece about the liberation of my breasts. As a mom of three at the time I was trying hard to liberate myself from body hatred, while learning to love my changed body. Now, two more kids later, for a total of [...]

Categories: Belly, Breasts, Four or More Pregnancies, Postpartum, Submissions, Update

My Mom Body (aaay_macaroni)

After being severely underweight while breastfeeding my 2nd child well past 2 years old, my husband got a vasectomy. Approaching 31 and this is my mom body. Lol

Categories: Belly, Mom over 30, Piercing, Postpartum, Second Pregnancy, Submissions

Shape of a Mother of 6 (Emily)

Age: 31 I had my first son at 19 years old. I was very tiny only weighing 95 lbs before him and 145 when I had him!! I got huge in my belly!! I lived with my parents and my then boyfriend moved in. I then got married to my bf and we had a [...]

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

Previous post here. Age: 27 Wow. Just wow. I was scrolling through my bookmarks and stumbled across a post I made on this site that I haven't thought about for years - titled 'I can't stand to look in the mirror.' (July 2010) The title alone was like a slap in the face. I actually [...]

Categories: 5+ Years Postpartum, Belly, Breasts, Postpartum, Second Pregnancy, Submissions, Update

The Shape of Me (Anonymous)

I've struggled with body image too long. I was never aneroxic or bulimic. But I restricted calories and over excercise. When my third was born I got ppd real bad. It was the first time in my life I had to put the focus on my mental health 100%. Fast forward three years later........ I [...]

Categories: Postpartum, PPD - Postpartum Depression, Submissions, Third Pregnancy

The Others (Anonymous)

Your Age: 36 Number of pregnancies and births: 3 pregnancies. 1 birth, 2 abortions The age of your children: Son born September of 2008. Abortion in 1997 at eight weeks and in 2009 at four. I have always had depression and anxiety, I have no memory of a time when they weren't present; according to [...]

Categories: Abortion/Life after Abortion, Depression and/or Mental Illness (Unrelated to Pregnancy), Postpartum, PPD - Postpartum Depression, Submissions, Third Pregnancy

Age: 31 Number of pregnancies: 4 Number of births: 3 Ages of children: 4 years, 19 months, 8 weeks I had my first child at 27 years old. It was the most traumatic event of my life due to scary complications and a 3rd degree tear/episiotomy. I suffered post partum depression and thought I'd never [...]

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

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

Another baby, another 70lbs?! (Anonymous)

When I was pregnant with my son I absolutely adored it. I guess I was channeling some fertility goddess vibes because I was at complete peace with everything -- with my appearance, with however things would turn out, things I couldn't control, etc. It was awesome to finally have a break from the insecure voice [...]

Categories: Belly, First Pregnancy, Postpartum, Submissions