This is a belly pic of me at 17 weeks 6 days. This website has help me cope tremendously with the changes my body was going to endure. I have had tons of people give me advice on my stretch marks and preventing them. I am happy with my mama stripes and wouldn’t ever trade them. My body is making something amazing and they are proof. The media isn’t playing a beauty image role in my time for this miracle. Everyone is going through a tremendous change during pregnancy and my stretch marks are my guided lines. They help me see the changes I’m undergoing. And I think I am beautiful.