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Update

Original post here. I have updated pics of my belly. It's changed so much. The first 2 pics are February and the last one is back in November.

Categories: African American, Belly, Second Pregnancy, Submissions, Update

Am I Ruined? (Anonymous)

I'm currently 24. I have had two pregnancies and have two beautiful boys 1 year and 20 days apart both delivered vaginally. I will be 3 months postpartum in 11 days. I am writing this post because I am working hard to become comfortable in my own skin again and want to love my new [...]

Categories: African American, Belly, Postpartum, Second Pregnancy, Submissions, Update

Update (Kim)

Previous post here. Age: 38 ~Number of pregnancies and births: 5p/4b ~The age of your children, or how far postpartum you are: 8, 6, 5, 3 My youngest turned 3 this week. The last time I submitted to SOAM she was a month old and my world had been rocked. I want to thank everyone [...]

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

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

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

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

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

Where has the time gone!? This is not my first submission, i did another back in april 2012 titled 21 with 2 babies. I am now 25 and 4 years pp! Can't believe my youngest will be 4 on oct 31st! Ok, but back to the beginning. I've had 2 pregnancies and 2 births. I [...]

Categories: Belly, Breasts, Postpartum, Second Pregnancy, Submissions, Update

Triplet Belly Update (Kathryn)

One of the most popular stories here at SOAM was Kathryn's, in which she shared photos of her triplet belly at all stages. We have become friends on Facebook over the years and recently she posted this picture. With her permission I'm sharing it here along with some of the details she wrote about it. [...]

Categories: Belly, Postpartum, Submissions, Triplets, Update

It all seems so petty (Kim)

Previous post here. I had c-sections with my first two births (please see my previous posts). I wasn't thrilled with the birth experiences, but I had living babies because of them. My 3rd child was born via successful vba2c. It was amazing to hold her right after she was born. My body was stretched a [...]

Categories: Cesarean, Child Loss, Four or More Pregnancies, Mom over 30, No Photos (Story Only), Submissions, Update, VBAC