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CrossFit Mama Gets Real About Why Her Post-Baby Body Is 'Amazing'

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 07.01.2016 | Parents

A new mom has opened up about the many stages she went through while realizing her post-baby body is "amazing," from being self-conscious to admiring ...

Dad Responds Beautifully To His Wife’s Statement About Her Post-Baby ‘Bump'

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 03.03.2016 | Parents

After receiving unsolicited comments about her body 11 days postpartum, a mom channeled her frustration into a powerful Facebook and Instagram post. B...

5 Ways Motherhood Taught Me to Love My Body

Tamara Newell | Posted 02.25.2017 | Parents
Tamara Newell

Taking care of our bodies during motherhood isn't easy, especially when other lives depend on us. As we learn to listen to it, rather than punish it for changing, the process can be holistic and natural.

Mom's Badass Underwear Post Shuts Down Harmful Body Image Comments

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 11.26.2015 | Parents

When Australian mom Mel Rymill met with a personal trainer, she was struck by the first thing she heard. "Obviously you want to get back to your pre-b...

Mom's Body-Positive Post Reveals Why 'Every Imperfection' Is Worth It

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 10.29.2015 | Parents

Musician Kimberly Henderson has gotten a lot of attention online for her viral lullaby version of Whitney Houston's "How Will I Know" and an inspiring...

Drew Barrymore Puts The 'Post-Baby Body' Conversation Into Perspective In One Quote

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 10.27.2015 | Parents

When it comes to getting that perfect Hollywood post-baby body, Drew Barrymore is keeping it real. In her cover story for People, the actress opened ...

Jessie James Decker Shares Inspiring Message About Post-Baby Bodies

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 10.19.2015 | Parents

Jessie James Decker has an inspiring message for moms about their post-baby bodies. The country singer welcomed her second child last month with her h...

Bethany Hamilton Writes Beautiful Caption About Postpartum Bodies

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 08.28.2015 | Parents

In the two months since giving birth to her son Tobias, Bethany Hamilton seems to have successfully balanced her pro surfing career, an upcoming autob...

Why Does My Vulva Look Like It Is Falling Apart?

Joni Edelman | Posted 06.02.2016 | Parents
Joni Edelman

You pushed a human out of your body. It's not likely to look the same. And guess what? Mine doesn't either. Or my Ferrari neighbor's. Or your best friend's. Or your sister's. All the vulvas look different after babies and also they look different from each other. That not just OK, it's normal.

Celebrating the Honest Postpartum Body

Bailey Gaddis | Posted 05.29.2016 | Parents
Bailey Gaddis

I don't mind this new body -- it birthed my child and I will forever be in its debt -- but I want to figure out how to be at home in the new structure.

A Year After Having A Baby, I Love My Body More Than Ever

Jen Picicci | Posted 05.21.2016 | Parents
Jen Picicci

Before I got pregnant, I spent more than a decade dieting, picking apart my every flaw and obsessing over my jean size. But now, as my daughter celebrates her first birthday, I'm happier than ever with my body. Yes, even the stretch marks.

Why I Don't Want to Lose My Stretch Marks

Lexi Behrndt | Posted 05.11.2016 | Parents
Lexi Behrndt

As our hearts ache, I can remember that for nine months, he grew within me. My heartbeat was his lullaby. He was safe, and he was already so loved. My body bears the signs and screams out he was here. He was here. He was here.

Why Zooey Deschanel Won't Be Posing For Any 'Body After Baby' Photos

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 05.05.2015 | Parents

Actress and mom-to-be Zooey Deschanel will appear on the cover of Cosmopolitan's June issue, which hits newsstands next week. In her interview with th...

6 Sexy Summer Moves to Lose Baby Fat

LaReine Chabut | Posted 06.28.2015 | Healthy Living
LaReine Chabut

Had a baby three months or 13 years ago and can't lose the baby fat? Well, you're not alone. As a matter of fact, you are in the 90th percentile of al...

I Have The Perfect Body

Janie Porter | Posted 06.21.2015 | Parents
Janie Porter

It may not have been your first thought when you looked at this picture of me at 39 weeks and two days pregnant, playing with my children in our backyard. But it's true.

For My Friend Who Thinks She's The Only One Who Hates Pregnancy

Kristen Mae | Posted 06.09.2015 | Parents
Kristen Mae

Peeing. The constant peeing would have been enough on its own to make me dislike pregnancy. Do the pregnancy-lovers not have this problem? Or do they just not mind waddling to the bathroom every five minutes?

Enough of Choosing Invisible

Rachel Toalson | Posted 06.06.2015 | Parents
Rachel Toalson

It doesn't matter if we explain that we made that cake and those brownies with cream cheese frosting and diced up all those vegetables for their third birthday party, there is no visible record in those pages that we were even there.

Can We Please Stop Critiquing Pregnant Women's Bodies?

Bethany Neumeyer | Posted 06.03.2015 | Parents
Bethany Neumeyer

If you don't gain a lot of weight while pregnant, people are going to have rude things to say. If you do gain a lot of weight while pregnant, people are going to have rude things to say. And if you gain a healthy amount of weight while pregnant... people are still going to have rude things to say.

Olivia Wilde Gets Real About Her Body: ‘The Truth Is, I'm A Mother, And I Look Like One'

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 03.31.2015 | Parents

"The truth is, I’m a mother, and I look like one.” Olivia Wilde opened up about the realities of being a new mom in an interview with Shape for...

The Real Truth About Our Post-Baby Bodies

Sarah Sandifer | Posted 05.24.2015 | Parents
Sarah Sandifer

Let's begin to see these bodies for what they can do rather than what they can't, what they have given us rather than what they have withheld, what story they are capable of writing rather than how inadequate they seem.

I Hated Running... Until I Didn't

TueNight | Posted 05.13.2015 | Healthy Living

I didn't prance enthusiastically down my driveway each morning, but I looked forward to my workouts and, better yet, to the pleasant combination of fatigue and adrenaline that coursed through me when I finished. It wasn't exactly the oft-touted runner's high, but I did feel something akin to a runner's buzz.

Dear Brand New Mommy

Kali Kasprzyk | Posted 05.11.2015 | Parents
Kali Kasprzyk

Stay true to yourself. This might be the hardest task of them all. Even picking one thing you did pre-baby and sticking with it will make you feel better.

No, I'm Not Still Pregnant. This Is Just My After-Belly.

Rachel Toalson | Posted 05.10.2015 | Parents
Rachel Toalson

Nine years ago, when my first baby was born and those eating disorders and body image issues still stood way too close, these experiences would have really bothered me -- but today I know the truth of it.

5 Tips For Surviving That First Post-Labor Poop

Kate Baer | Posted 04.01.2015 | Parents
Kate Baer

Some of you will mention you have never had to deal with a difficult first post-labor poop. For some reason or another, you were blessed with amazing bowels or a body that takes labor and delivery like a Duggar. My sincerest congratulations. You dodged a bullet. You are dismissed.

It's Been 4 Years Since I've Worn These Jeans

Mama Bean | Posted 03.28.2015 | Parents
Mama Bean

My jeans and I aren't going out to bars anymore, as I'm wearing them to playdates and park trips instead. They feel stronger than before -- I'm not so worried about getting them dirty now. Much like myself, I suppose.