At 15 i found out i was expecting my 1st daughter, i was scared and confused. i had confidence issues before my pregnancy but after the birth of my 1st daughter i hit rock bottom, to see my body changing in such a way scarred me, i put on 3 stone and my body was covered in strech marks. i thought my body would “bounce back” but i was wrong, i only lost a stone after having my daughter. when i was 17 i became pregnant with my 2nd daughter, and due to morning sickness lost a stone and a half, then put it back on. i got even more strech marks with my 2nd daughter but i lost the weight quicker after having her, partly i think due to breast feeding her which i didnt do with my 1st daughter as my midwife basicly said because i was young i wasnt capiable. im still the weight i was after having my 1st daughter, 11 & a half stone. i use to look at my body and think how disgusting it looked. i only have a few photos from each pregnancy, and with my 2nd daughter i took some of my exposed bump, but soon deleted them because i thought who would want to look at that compared to other peoples pregnancy pictures of non strech marked stomachs? when i found this site a few months ago i started to realise, this is normal, im not a freak who should be hidden away and never seen because ive had 2 beautiful children. i look at my body now and i dont feel the same as i did, its still hard, especially after looking at my body in a photograph, but knowing how many other woman are in the same situation as me is comforting, we should be celebrating how we look after having our amazing children, not hiding away! thank you for giving me this confidence!