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Postpartum Body Image

Why This Mom Doesn't Give A Sh*t If Her Body 'Bounces Back'

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 08.04.2016 | Parents

An Australian mom is showing what it means to embrace stretch marks, “droopy boobs” and other physical transformations that come with having kids....

My Body Is Not Always Making A Statement

Mama Bean | Posted 07.26.2016 | Parents
Mama Bean

Change is coming, actively and intentionally, and we can all relish this progress and feel empowered to join these courageous trailblazers whenever we choose to do so. And therein lies the heart of this issue: choice.

Kristen Bell's Post-Baby Belly Reminds Her She's A 'Superhero'

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 07.19.2016 | Parents

When it comes to post-baby body standards, Kristen Bell has two words: “Who cares?” The actress opened up about the pressure moms face to lose wei...

Intimate Photos Help Mom Regain Body Confidence After Having 3 Kids In 1 Year

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 07.12.2016 | Parents

After giving birth to three children in one year, a Canadian mom decided to embrace her postpartum body with a sensual and empowering photo shoot. Me...

Mom Has Perfect Reminder For Fellow Mamas As Warm Weather Approaches

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 04.26.2016 | Parents

An Australian mom blogger has a friendly reminder for all the moms out there who are getting ready for the warm weather, and it comes in the form of a...

Professional Runner Shares Honest Post-Baby Body Photos To Empower Other Mamas

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 03.24.2016 | Parents

When it comes to postpartum body image, mom and professional runner Stephanie Rothstein Bruce does not shy away from sharing her reality. The athlete ...

Mom Writes Beautiful Ode To The 'Gross' And 'Embarrassing' Parts Of Her Body

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 03.08.2016 | Parents

A mom of two is saying no to self-loathing and embracing body love in a powerful way. On Sunday, mom and HuffPost blogger N'tima Preusser posted five ...

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...

Inspiring Mom Posts Photos Of Her ‘Stretch Marks and Imbalanced Breasts'

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 03.01.2016 | Parents

Australian mom blogger Haddas Ancliffe has generated a lot of online attention with her viral breastfeeding photo. Last month, Ancliffe posted a strik...

'Skinny' Mom Offers Different Perspective On Body Shaming

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 01.22.2016 | Parents

A Kentucky mom's powerful blog post is offering a new perspective in the conversation about postpartum body image. Photographer and blogger Ashley Gla...

The Viral Facebook Post Struggling Moms Will Relate To Instantly

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 01.18.2016 | Parents

A mom has offered powerful messages of support to her fellow parents in a refreshingly honest Facebook post. On Jan. 16, Australian blogger Constance ...

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...

13 Celebratory Photos That Show Moms' Bodies Are Miraculous

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 10.26.2015 | Parents

Fed up with a culture that celebrates moms who "get their pre-baby bodies back" and fails to embrace the changes women undergo during pregnancy and bi...

How One Woman Is Convincing Fellow Moms Their Bodies Aren't 'Ruined'

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 10.20.2015 | Parents

Minnesota mom Angie Roder Sonrode hopes her documentary project will change the conversation about postpartum bodies. In September, Sonrode launched a...

Carrie Underwood Gets Real About Mom Guilt And Postpartum 'Pooch'

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 10.15.2015 | Parents

When it comes to parenthood, Carrie Underwood knows the mom guilt phenomenon all too well. "You feel guilty about every single thing, every decision ...

Honest Photo Series Shows The Reality Of Postpartum Body Image

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 10.07.2015 | Parents

Maternity photos are an increasingly common part of the pregnancy experience. But once the baby is born, the focus tends to shift to the newborn and w...

18 Photos Of Moms In All Their Unretouched Postpartum Glory

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 08.19.2015 | Parents

Photographer and mom Liliana Taboas hopes her "Divine Mothering" project will bring joy and encouragement to her fellow mothers by celebrating the man...

Mom's Honest, Inspiring Response To Comments About Her 'Perfect' Body

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 06.25.2015 | Parents

Mom and musician Kimberly Henderson gained a following back in December after her gorgeous lullaby cover of Whitney Houston's "How Will I Know" went v...

'Take Back Postpartum' Instagram Encourages Parents To Redefine Life After Birth

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 04.15.2015 | Parents

Shortly before mom blogger and public speaker January Harshe gave birth to her sixth child in February, she discovered that some of the content under ...

The Skin You're In: 4 Notes on Pregnancy and Postpartum Body Image

Jessica Zucker, Ph.D. | Posted 11.19.2013 | Parents
Jessica Zucker, Ph.D.

Our culture, especially among certain social classes, makes no secret of how very important it is that women "get their bodies back" instantaneously.