These are a few photos of me at 36 weeks, 38 weeks and post partumn. I had a C- Section, the staples looked sooo gross!
Wow, they cut you really high up it looks like? Maybe its just the pics but mine is all the way in my hair down there. Thanks for sharing I love to see other c-section pics.
God bless you all for such honesty! I was the size of a cruise liner by the end of my pregnancy – no stretch marks, but retaining water for America. My skin is now baggy EVERYWHERE – at the base of my neck, the backs of my hands, under my chin … and I’m still almost 20kgs overweight one year after the event. My baby is heaven itself, the most glorious little girl I could have imagined, but my body causes me a lot of anguish. I was pretty gorgeous before, you see, and my ego’s taken a hit =) And I can’t diet – and am too tired to exercise – because I’m still breastfeeding, so … I guess acceptance is key, right?
I wish I only had that many stretch marks :P I have a GIANT flap and my stretch marks cover my entire stomach to my boobs up my sides and wrap around :P you look GREAT to me :)
I’ve been having a lot of trouble seeing all the photos in posts lately.. is anyone else having this problem? (only one of these photos is showing up for me)
If anyone else is having the same problem, please let me know and I will look into it!
Thank you for sharing! Everytime I come to this site, it helps me realize that I am not the only one who looks like this and is struggling emotionally with my changing body. You are beautiful mama!
My gf just show me this site. And while i see all the doubts and worries in her mind, what i see is life’s beauty. Maya you are beautiful, as are these women. I see the beauty dear. I love you, thank you maya.
OMg i am a female myself and I have never seen the female form like this. This is the sad reality of our times. The stitches must have been really painful for you; you must have a lot of inner strenght. I myself am afraid of having a child as my bf is really into aesthetics. One time he was showing me a pic of his sister after delivery and the first thing he said was “she’s gotten so fat.” I think he is slowly becoming more sensitive to the suffering women endure.
I love this site and how it honestly portrays all the variations in a woman’s body. I admire your courage and I wish more of us (both male and female) could see the diversity in women’s bodies so we could all become more accepting.
These are my pictures- I didn’t know they were posted as anonymous. Yeah Lisa, they cut me pretty high up. The doctor later said, “Well, it isn’t like you were gonna wear a bikini anyway…” I have a few more stretch marks now after my 2nd pregnancy, I VBACed a 10 lb girl.
I changed it, Jasmine- it shows your name instead of anon now. :)
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