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Body After Baby

What If Stretch Marks Were Sexy?

Sarah Jenks | Posted 10.21.2014 | Parents
Sarah Jenks

Beauty is not fixed. We make the rules, and we can change them. Today, I'm posting my belly on the Internet for everyone to see.

I Didn't Lose My Body While I Was Pregnant. Did I Do Something Wrong?

Jen Picicci | Posted 11.08.2014 | Parents
Jen Picicci

I hope all new moms feel the way that I feel. And I hope we can all stop focusing on what we allegedly lost when it's so clear we now have more than ever.

An Open Letter To My Breasts

Naomi Elana Zener | Posted 08.26.2014 | Parents
Naomi Elana Zener

Finally, I'm ready to accept you, my healthy baby-feeding friends. Although you don't look the same, I'm not going to trade you in for a younger-looking model, like a man might.

You Can't Suck It in for Eight Hours

Lynn Morrison | Posted 08.20.2014 | Parents
Lynn Morrison

I do not feel confident in my swimsuit. I do, however, feel confident that if I stand just the right way, with my butt cheeks angled out to sea and my arms crossed to draw all attention to my boobs, I can almost look skinny. Probably not supermodel skinny, but certainly MILF-worthy.

4 Truths About Our Post-Baby Bodies

Lisa Sadikman | Posted 07.20.2014 | Parents
Lisa Sadikman

Beauty abounds in the most unexpected places, making the minor and mundane suddenly magnificent. The trick is to include yourself in this expanded version of beauty.

Alyssa Milano Responds To Post-Baby Fat-Shaming Jab In Classiest Way Possible

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents

Actress and mother Alyssa Milano responded to comedian Jay Mohr's fat-shaming joke in the classiest way possible. The comic made a crude joke abou...

Does This Baby Make Me Look Fat?

Toni Nagy | Posted 02.15.2014 | Parents
Toni Nagy

Most women are so hyper-aware of their perceived flaws that they could tell you their least favorite body part faster than they could remember their mother's birthday. "My chin... and ummm... I think February 11.

A Thank You Letter To My 'Mom Body'

Babble.com | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Babble.com

Thank you for all of the wonderful endorphins and hormones you released to help me labor, birth and then bond with my daughter. Thank you for helping me to feed her with milk that you made.

9 Things That No One Tells You About Your Post-Pregnancy Body

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 07.31.2013 | Parents

One of the things that bums us out about most post-baby body coverage is the overwhelming focus on "bouncing back," and the lack of real-talk about wh...

Talking To Myself About TumTape

Lisa Belkin | Posted 09.07.2013 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

This is what women look like, people. We sag, particularly after we've have babies. Yes, even the women we see on magazine covers, with headlines that say things like "Body After Baby!"

What To Really Expect When You're Expecting

Rachel Hollis | Posted 04.11.2013 | Parents
Rachel Hollis

Motherhood is a beautiful, wonderful gift... except when it's not.

My Husband Looks Buff and It's Really Ticking Me Off

Wendy Widom | Posted 02.11.2013 | Parents
Wendy Widom

As hubby's BMI plummets, the feeling that I'm failing grows and grows, as does my desire for a big, decadent piece of thick, gooey, molten chocolate lava cake with coffee ice cream on top and then maybe some creamy fettuccini alfredo for dessert. Man, I'm getting hungry.

Love Your Post-Baby Body and Listen to Its Wisdom

CT Working Moms | Posted 12.09.2012 | Parents
CT Working Moms

Am I totally over my body-image woes? Well, not exactly. But there is something that's missing -- and that's the self-loathing.

REAL Post-Baby Bodies

CT Working Moms | Posted 08.01.2013 | Parents
CT Working Moms

When my friends and I decided to pose for photographs of our post-baby bodies, I don't think any of us anticipated what would happen next.