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Five Babies in Eight Years (Anonymous)

Age – 28 Pregnancies – 13 Births – 5 Children’s ages – 9, 6, 3, 2, 1 15 months postpartum I had my first four babies in the hospital with varying degrees of intervention. I was fortunate to avoid a c-section, even though I begged for one when the contractions were right on top of [...]

Categories: Belly, Breasts, Child Loss, Four or More Pregnancies, Homebirth, Postpartum, Submissions

~Age: 17, almost 18 ~Number of pregnancies and births: 1 pregnancy, 1 incredible birth ~The age of your children, or how far postpartum you are: 23 weeks I was 16 years old when I found out I was 2 weeks pregnant. My boyfriend, who was/still is my best friend, was 18 at the time and [...]

Categories: Birth, First Pregnancy, Homebirth, Submissions, Teen Mom

Don’t Call Me “Lucky” (Anonymous)

I am 10 months postpartum from my second daughter’s birth. She was a c-section after I had complications following a (successful) home birth with my first daughter. I am happy with my postpartum body but it frustrates me to no end that people assume that I just got lucky with my postpartum body, as if [...]

Categories: Belly, Cesarean, Homebirth, Postpartum, Second Pregnancy, Submissions

Learning to Be Kind to Myself (Rebekah)

My age: 29 2 pregnancies, 1 miscarriage, 1 birth 10 months postpartum First I want to say thank you to all the brave women who have posted their stories and photos here. You have helped me to heal. I also want to say to any women out there who are struggling right now: Your thoughts [...]

Categories: Before Pregnancy, Belly, Breech Baby, Breech Birth, Child Loss, Homebirth, Postpartum, Pregnant, Second Pregnancy, Submissions

Positive Pregnancy (Marta)

Pregnancy #1 Weeks Pregnant- 30 Age:27 I have been fascinated by pregnancy and mothers from a very young age. Before my husband and I began trying we had spent years educating ourselves on pregnancy and what we wanted for our first born. I’ve always been a naturalist at heart and so we have chosen a [...]

Categories: Belly, First Pregnancy, Homebirth, Pregnant, Submissions

VBAC Mom of 3 (Anonymous)

29 yrs old 4 pregnancies, 3 children picture is from 31 weeks during pregnancy #4 First pregnancy was a c-section while the second and third births were home births.

Categories: Belly, Cesarean, Four or More Pregnancies, Homebirth, Postpartum, Pregnant, Submissions, VBAC

New Found Respect (Skye)

25 years old First pregnancy I never knew how strong I could be until I became pregnant.. it is a journey unlike any other! I started off so nieve and unsure of myself as a woman, I slowly started to listen to my body and follow my gut instincts.. I had all these pre-conditioned beliefs [...]

Categories: Belly, Eating Disorder, First Pregnancy, Homebirth, Postpartum, Pregnant, Submissions, Tattoo, Update

Update (Kerry)

Original entry here. age: 18 1 pregnancy, 1 birth 1 month PP I posted about a month ago. I was expecting my child on the 9th of April… Well he came! April 7th, at 10:50pm weighing 8lbs 4oz and measured 21.5″ long! We planned a home water birth. We barely had time to make the [...]

Categories: Belly, Birth, First Pregnancy, Homebirth, Postpartum, Submissions, Teen Mom, Update

Ripe, Soft and fertile.. I was 57kg with 10c bust for seven years before pregnancy number 1 at age 23. (first two photos) Danced till I was 12 weeks pregnant- then left because I was self conscious of my rounded tummy. Put on 30kg rocketed to a 14ee bust and naturally birthed (No Drugs) Son [...]

Categories: Belly, First Pregnancy, Homebirth, Piercing, Postpartum, Submissions, Third Pregnancy

Successful UBA5C (Stacy)

I am updating from my previous entry here… I am ecstatic to announce the arrival of our son. He arrived vaginally, at home, 10#5oz, 22 1/2 and perfectly healthy. I have had 5 previous csections and have yet to even process the immense healing that has come and will come from this. I love this [...]

Categories: Birth, Breastfeeding, Cesarean, Four or More Pregnancies, Homebirth, Postpartum, Submissions, Update, VBAC