Moms’ Postbaby Bodies
Her story: A twin lost to Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome and an emergency c-section.
Her story: Three pregnancies (Austin is her third), the second plagued with prenatal depression. She was able to treat her depression with safe meds this time around.
Her story: PCOS, trouble gaining weight during pregnancy (only 15 pounds total) and a healthy delivery.
Her story: Worries about “bouncing back” after baby because of her job in the Air Force. She says she weighs less than she did prepregnancy, but that her body is still “different” and that she wears her stretch marks proudly.
Her story: Preeclampsia, labor induction and breastfeeding.
Her story: Prenatal and postnatal depression, and breastfeeding.
Her story: Natural birth (Bradley Method) and breastfeeding.
Her story: A 22-hour labor followed by a c-section, and breastfeeding.
Her story: A quick labor and vaginal delivery.
Her story: Having her membranes stripped at 39 weeks.
Her story: Infertility issues, smooth pregnancies and water births.
Her story: A two-push VBAC delivery.
Her story: An epidural and bottle-feeding.
Her story: A tough time coping with her unwanted c-section, and a good breastfeeding relationship.
Her story: Induction at 39 weeks because of high blood pressure.
Her story: Live-streaming her home birth.
Her story: A healthy pregnancy. However, Zachary wasn’t breathing at birth — the midwife had to resuscitate him.
Her story: Hyperemesis Gravidarum (severe morning sickness) and early breastfeeding struggles, which she and Wesley overcame.
Her story: Running a triathlon at six months pregnant.
Her story: A previous miscarriage and going into labor at 36 weeks.
Her story: Going one-week past her due date, an unexpected c-section and an easy recovery.
Her story: Tearing during delivery, and a great breastfeeding relationship.
Her story: A previous stillbirth. Ava was delivered by c-section because she was breech.
Her story: A surprise pregnancy (she’d been told she could never become pregnant!), and no fear of breastfeeding in public.
Her story: Modified bed rest and preterm delivery because of placenta previa.
Her story: A c-section birth and low breast milk supply.