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1st Pregnancy, 1st C-Section, Six Years Later (Anonymous)

I never planned on having a c-section. I was hoping for a natural birth, but my daughter had other ideas. At 32 weeks we found out she was breech, and despite our best efforts, wouldn’t turn. I went 8 days overdue, and finally my OB/GYN decided to schedule me for a c-section when it became apparent she would not turn on her own. We found out, during the cesarean, why she hadn’t turned, and that was because she had gotten herself tangled up in her cord when she tried. Really, I am thankful that she is here at all. These pictures were taken 2 years after my daughter was born, after I had started to lose the weight I had put on, and after the stretch marks started to fade. My daughter is 6 now, and very proud of those “stripes” she gave me. I’d like to think that she will be proud to get them herself when she becomes a mother.

in Belly, Breasts, Cesarean, First Pregnancy, Postpartum, Submissions
6 comments… add one
  • Stacy Sunday, February 1, 2009, 12:43 am

    Very beautiful photos.

  • Lucy Sunday, February 1, 2009, 1:59 am

    These are wonderful! Ooh, the sunlight on the one taken outdoors falls just perfectly, you look amazing. I had an unplanned cesarean surgery too. Thanks for sharing, you are beautiful.

  • tamara Sunday, February 1, 2009, 6:01 am

    wow..gorgeous…and i envy ur boobs!! they are flawless!! unlike me i got stretchie from all over my boobs to the back of my knees!! just thousands of them…but i find once u lose the weight and i just started doing pilates…u find the stretch marks dont even bother u anymore…people know mommies get them…its the way of motherhood.

  • Ashli Monday, February 16, 2009, 10:36 pm

    =O Beautiful!!! Absolutely gorgeous.

  • Audrey Tuesday, February 17, 2009, 11:00 am

    You have a very beautiful figure. I, too, had an unplanned c-section, and then another c-section 16 months later. I hope to look as great as you in a year or two.

  • John Bessa Sunday, September 25, 2011, 5:45 am

    These are the most beautiful portraits I have ever seen!

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