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17w6d (Anonymous)

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.



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  • Sarah Friday, March 21, 2008, 12:47 pm

    You look beautiful. Be sure to post your full term and post partum pics and baby pic (if you’re comfortable… I was not) after you deliver. Congratulations! I’m glad to hear you have such a wonderful attitude about having the body of a mama. It’s wonderful to be a mama! :D

  • McBeth Friday, March 21, 2008, 3:10 pm

    I didn’t develop my stretch marks during my pregnancy; mine are the result of a significant weight gain.

    I hated them until it occurred to me that I could maybe find a way to make peace with them.
    Now I refer to them as my racing stripes! Zoom zoom!

    Pregnancy is a trip, eh? I wish you the best through the rest of yours.

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