In January of 2010, I had just turned 18 and was just starting to feel really secure with my looks. I had started to loose weight and was very happy with the way things were going. Then I met a boy. One thing led to another and I got pregnant. Before my pregnancy, I weighed around 215 lbs. At the time of delivery, I weighed in at 270! This was very hard for me to handle… I had an all natural delivery and gave birth to a very handsome baby boy. I breastfed my baby for his first 4.5 months. After my milk dried up, my breasts looked so flat and saggy, not to mention nearly two sizes smaller… My body had changed so much, and I didn’t know how to take it. Now I am six months postpartum, and I have lost 20 pounds, but I still look pregnant! Oh and the stretch marks! They are EVERYWHERE. I just want to get back to my pre pregnancy body! I would feel better about myself than I do now!
And to all of you ladies who do share your stories and pictures, I very much appreciate it!
7 thoughts on “Teen Mom (Jessica)”
Just wanted to say congrats on your baby boy, on your healthy delivery and on breastfeeding. You are doing so much work to care for him as well as for yourself! Give yourself a LOT of time to recover– you just grew and fed another person with your own organs. :) My second daughter is 2.5 years old, and my body is still changing. It takes time, but be gentle with yourself.
Thanks for sharing your story. Like many other women on this site, it’s always nice to know “I’m not alone”! You are beautiful. Stay strong and congrats on your baby boy, your natural birth and breastfeeding. :D
Congrats on the natural birth! That is an amazing acomplishment. You are beautiful, just stay healthy and take care of yourself and your baby, that is what truly matters.
I just want to tell you that i just read your story and related so much, then when i looked at your pictures i was in shock as my body is identical!!! i was 18 when i got pregnant with my son (soon to be 19) and i had just started to e comfortable with who i was, i had the most confidence out of all my friends, and even though i had never been small i had finally lost enough weight to fit a nz size 10-12! i have the most amazing partner who loves me for me but everyday when i look in the mirror i cant figure out why he loves my body, i hate it!! i wish the stretch marks down my sides would go especially as when he puts his arms around me i know he can feel them so i always sleep with a baggy top on now and when it comes up i pull it down.. im now twenty years old and my son is almost a year old, how did u manage to lose so much weight? i am still heavy just like the day he was born (through my pregnancy i went up to size 18):( x thankyou for sharing your story!! i felt so alone till now x
I am JUST like you! It was summer and I had been loseing so much weight from the active summer I was having! And I was getting to be so happy and confident with my body and started loving life where as befor I was to self consious. And then I met my bf. Like you said one thing led to another! I’m currently almost 37 weeks preg (day after tomorrow) And last weigh in at the doctors was 260 and that was 2 days ago. I have so many stretch marks. Even on my arms and upper back and I gained so much weight. I’m afraid of seeing myself after the birth when I no longer can say I have a baby in my belly. I’m 18 and afraid I will hate my body. You have a beautiful tummy tho!
I think you are beautiful and should be happy with how you are doing keep up the good job…