Thank you for submitting your story to The Shape of a Mother – this site wouldn’t exist without women like you! I am forever grateful to each and every participant. Please read the following information and follow the directions for submission.


**Please do not submit professional photographs unless YOU are the photographer or can have the photographer e-mail me his or her permission. Due to copyright laws I cannot post photos without the photographer’s direct permission.**

By submitting an entry you agree…

…to allow me to post your photos and/or story here on this website, and you realize that this is the internet and a public forum.

…that if your photos include nudity, you are over 18 years old and were at the time the photos were taken.


Email the following information to!

What to include:
~Title of your entry:
~The name you want posted with your entry (“Anonymous” is fine):
~Your story or thoughts if you want to include something:
~Will you give permission to use this entry in the media, if needed? (Not necessary, but appreciated)
~If you would like me to close comments on your entry, please let me know – otherwise I will leave them open by default.
~Don’t forget to attach photos!

You may also choose to include:
~Your Age:
~Number of pregnancies and births:
~The age of your children, or how far postpartum you are:
~Any key words (second pregnancy, plus sized mom, cesarean, etc):

If there has been a miscommunication and I added your name or didn’t add something, please e-mail me and I will fix it right away! If, for some reason, you change your mind about the pictures you included or the text you’ve written, just e-mail me the changes.

Want more info? Read the FAQ! Any other questions or comments? E-mail me!

2 thoughts on “Participate

  • Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    I found a link to this site on a BabyCenter forum. This site has given me a little more confidence in myself. First off, my pre-pregnancy size was 132lbs, 5’3″, size 3 or 5 jeans, and I was modeling. During my pregnancy I didn’t by any maternity clothes. A friend recommended the TummySleeve to me and I love it. It goes over your pants so you can just leave them unbuttoned and continue to wear them through out your pregnancy. I didn’t gain much weight until 7 months. I was stretch-mark free until 8 months. I don’t regret my pregnancy because it has given me a gorgeous baby girl! However, when I had my little one I was at 41-weeks, 184lbs (+52lbs), and a size 14 jeans. I only lost 12lbs when I had her. At my 6-week post-partum check up, I weighed 157lbs, and was only down to a size 10. My little girl is now 9 weeks old, I am still in a size 10 jeans, and I dare not weigh myself. My biggest issue is not the weight, it’s my hips. I could probably fit into a size 7 right now, only my hips refuse to go past a size 10.
    I hope one day to wear my old clothes again, as all I can wear are sweat pants and stretchy shorts. My husband tells me I’m still beautiful, but I refuse to wear a 2-piece swim suit, or have sex without clothes (a teddy, robe, or something else covering my stomach) on. I hope one day to feel beautiful and confident enough to let him see me again.
    I have attached photos of 30-weeks, 2 weeks post-partum, and today.

  • Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 9:28 am

    Did you email me your submission? Only those I receive via email will get shared. Directions above. :)

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