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Update (Marissa)

Previous post here. Update January 2022: Since those early months postpartum, I have added another sweet kiddo to our family. My son is about to turn 3, and I am almost 1 year postpartum from my second. Not much has changed physically since my first – besides becoming more active. I am now 26! Here [...]

Categories: Belly, Postpartum, Second Pregnancy, Submissions

40 and finally accepting (Ruth)

Hi, I’m a 40 year old mother of three. My last pregnancy was my third and last Caesarean section 14 years ago. I had heavy babies, and at my heaviest (during pregnancy) I have weighed 210lbs. I now weigh 154lbs and wear a UK size 12. I have an overhang which I don’t think I’ll [...]

Categories: 5+ Years Postpartum, Belly, Cesarean, Mom over 30, Postpartum, Submissions, Third Pregnancy

Postpartum Poem (Molly)

My name is Molly Lynch. I am 27 years old, I have a 4 month old son, and I have post partum depression. It hit me like a wave and I couldn’t believe how many women struggle with this, and dont speak their truth. I have written a poem to my son Theodore about my [...]

Categories: Poetry, Postpartum, PPD – Postpartum Depression, Submissions

Part-Time Mermaid (Lauren Thomas)

Photographer: @loveonpaperphotography Self Portrait Lauren Thomas Mom/40/no editing/part-time mermaid, full time mom of 4 kids FB/Instagram: @loveonpaperphotography

Categories: Belly, Four or More Pregnancies, Mom over 30, Postpartum, Submissions

Postpartum (Iceece)

Age when I gave birth 21 This was my only pregnancy & I had to have a csection. My son is 11 months old now I went into labor on my own at 330am and was going in for a no epidural natural birth. Things quickly changed and I got the epidural only for the [...]

Categories: Belly, Breastfeeding, Breasts, Cesarean, Cesarean Scar and/or Incision, First Pregnancy, Postpartum, Submissions, Surgical Scar (Non-Cesarean)

Body After Six Babies (Anonymous)

These are 10 to 12 days pp after number 6. Mothers come in all shapes and sizes! After six babies:

Categories: Belly, Belly, Breast or Body Art, Four or More Pregnancies, Postpartum, Submissions

C-Section Mama, Married 6years to my BFF I was 23 when I got pregnant. Being a very short and active young adult, I’ve always been a wild one at heart. My favorite joy is dancing. I love to just turn the music on and have fun! That was me before pregnancy. Now I’m 24. I’ve [...]

Categories: Before Pregnancy, Belly, Body Image, Breasts, Cesarean, First Pregnancy, Positive Body Image/Words of Enouragement, Postpartum, Pregnant, Submissions

These Lines (Anonymous)

The marks from my firstborn holding my newest addition close. Sun soaking body positivity. These lines don’t JUST tell the story of OUR journey together. Now, they hold the future of what WE will become within them.

Categories: Belly, Mom over 30, Positive Body Image/Words of Enouragement, Postpartum, Pregnant, Second Pregnancy, Submissions

Submission (Anonymous)

Age: 26 # of pregnancies: 7 pregnancies, 5 live births. Kids Ages: 8, 6, 4, 1.5, 4 months My whole life I have been insecure about my body. I was emotionally abused as a child by one parent and the other parent basically turned the other way and told me to be quiet. This left [...]

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

Age: 27 Number of Pregnancies: 3 I had my first child when I was 18. Before her I had a beautiful body, that I was proud of. (Of course most 18 year olds do) After I had her I had NO idea what i was “supposed” to look like or what it was going to [...]

Categories: Belly, Depression and/or Mental Illness (Unrelated to Pregnancy), Positive Body Image/Words of Enouragement, Postpartum, Submissions, Third Pregnancy