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Mother Trying to Learn to Accept Her New Body (Anonymous)

I’m a 19 year old mother to a 5 month old daughter. As a young mum I feel as though I never truely got to enjoy my teenage body. Before I became pregnant I would nit pick at the smallest imperfections of my body and never really appreciated how good it was. 5 months post partum and I am still not used to my ‘new’ body, and don’t know if I ever will be. I stuggle daily with the stretchmarks that seem to be everywhere, the wide hips, the wrinkly belly and the saggy breasts. I’m hoping that posting these pictures will help me to accept my body, as the other courageous mothers who post on this site do. =]

in Belly, Breasts, First Pregnancy, Postpartum, Submissions, Teen Mom
10 comments… add one
  • Lianna Tuesday, February 10, 2009, 2:23 pm

    I’m 19 too, and I know EXACTLY how you feel.

  • Amanda Tuesday, February 10, 2009, 3:46 pm

    You look great! I would die for those boobies, I have ribs not boobs. It’s rather depressing.

  • Lela Tuesday, February 10, 2009, 7:14 pm

    I think your body is very pretty. Keep eating healthy and find ways to incorporate exeercise and accept that NO ONE is perfect, not even the celebrities. They are all airbrushing and makeup! Be happy and healthy. You are a lovely girl.

  • helena Tuesday, February 10, 2009, 8:02 pm

    girlfriend, you look good! i wish my boobs looked like that. every morning whenever i put on my makeup, i tell myself “you are beautiful.”

    it’s been helping me. :] just thought i’d share.

  • Annette Thursday, February 12, 2009, 4:26 pm

    I will be 19 next week. I got pregnant at 17 and gave birth at 18. I feel just the same as you! I have cryed many times before and just can’t get use to my body. I did the same at finding the smallest inperfections about my body before i became pregnant. Now i regret all of it! Im 15 1/2 months pp and still have about 12 more pounds to loose to go back to before. I gained more than 45lbs! You look better than me! I wish i looked like you do now.

  • jess Tuesday, February 17, 2009, 11:26 pm

    you look great hunni. im 19 years old, 3 months pregnant, i found out early so ive watched my body grow slowly since about 5 weeks. i get so annoyed now at how my pants dont fit around my hips and all such but its the chance we take to have beautiful children and hunni, you look amazing.

  • charlene Wednesday, February 18, 2009, 10:40 am

    heh just to let u no i had my son when i was 19.im nearly 21 in 5 mnths time.i was sooo depressed about my boobs.mine use to be purkey and now they hang like empty bags with stretch marks as deep as trenches from the world war2 , to make it worse the marks are still pink but now im actually beginning to accept myself for who i am.i know my son loves me and i had to face the fact that life is not all about me ne more its about my son and making him happy.i never ever want my son to hate ne thing or even think there is something wrong with him because he is a gift and if my body had to go through it all over again i would do it because love and family and hapiness is the key to hapiness within our selves not how we look like.your boobs look perky to me , honestly you looki beuatiful to me and i know your son does too!

  • niki Sunday, February 22, 2009, 2:46 am

    heya, i got preg at 16 years old and had my son when i was 17. i am now a few months from 20. I to never fully apreciated the body i had before my son and wish i did. I know your pain and feel exactly the same. after all this time yes the stretch marks have faded but i still hava pouch and yeah i still have my low moments.
    My advice is just keep standing proud, now is the time to focus on what you have and not on what you don’t, becuase thats the mistake we made before. And i could be more honest when i say you have an awsome body!!! i wish i hav what u do!

  • Lynne Wednesday, May 13, 2009, 10:41 am

    I understand what you’re feeling. I had my first baby at 19, and I was always critical of my body before having children, and then afterwards wishing I had seen how beautiful my body was. But you will also look back at how you look now (when you’re in your twenties and thirties) and say, “I actually looked pretty damn good!” You do, you look very good, but you’re too close to yourself and too critical of yourself to see it. You’re stretch marks are very light and they will fade even more, and your skin tone is very nice. Nice breasts also. I hope you start to see this about yourself now, and just enjoy yourself and your little daughter. Take care!

  • K Wednesday, September 23, 2009, 7:10 pm

    You look great. Have fun!! cheers scififan65@yahoo.com

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