The Shape of Me (Anonymous)

Hi. I am a young parent of 2 sets of twins. I am 10 months postpartum with my recent set and my other two boys are 9 ....more

On Facebook and their community standards – Trigger Warning, y’all

OH FACEBOOK, YOU CRAZY WEBSITE, YOU. (FYI, trigger warning for sexually inappropriate comments.) So this woman has been the subject of controversy. Internet commenters (a.k.a. assholes) have accused her of lying, so she bared her stomach for all and showed the world the extra skin she has left from the weight she lost ....more

A message to our community

Nine years ago when I started this website, it was the only thing like it on the web. It exploded beyond my wildest dreams and within a month I was getting calls from the London Guardian to do a story on it. Over the years SOAM has reached thousands (at least) of new moms every […] ...more

Postpartum Body (Darlene)

Your Age: 21, almost 22 Number of pregnancies and births: 2/2 Age of Children: Oldest son is almost 2, youngest son is 6 months old Hi, I’m Darlene. I have two beautiful sons, Malikai (almost 2) and Jude (6 mos.). I love both of my babies and I don’t know where my life would be […] ...more

Mombod (Roxanne)

My name is Roxanne, I’m 26 years old from east Tn. I have two children 9year old son and 7 year old daughter, and have recently lost two babies with my boyfriend of one year. I’ve had a hard time learning to love myself ....more

Happy Birthday, SOAM!

I can’t believe it’s been almost a decade since SOAM began. It’s been a wild journey and look how far we’ve come! Thank you for being a part of it! ...more

Come to Accept the New Me (Anonymous)

I was just 18 when I got unplanned pregnant with my first child. At the beginning of pregnancy I was a tiny 110lbs six pack belly girl, but by the end I was round everywhere at 175lbs. I used cream because of my fear of stretch marks but it turned out I had an alergic […] ...more

Daughters Raising Mothers

My mom died almost four years ago. She had a lifetime of problems (that is probably a gross understatement) and she was a very broken person. Ours was a complicated relationship (also a gross understatement) ....more

My Fiancé is Looking Down On Us (Anonymous)

I’m 20 years old with two beautiful baby boys, but I can’t stand my body. I can’t even look at it. Before pregnancy I was self conscious about my body but in reality it was pretty perfect. ....more

Learning to love my body again one day at a time. (Rachel)

Hi there, I am going to start at the beginning. Well I had always wanted to be a mother I had my first baby at the age of 22. I didn’t plan it and it took me and my partner of three years by surprise ....more