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Shape of a Mother

Don't we all look at our naked bodies and think, "blech"? Well, most of us, at least.

A woman named Bonnie has set up a blog called Shape of a Mother that illuminates the normal changes women experience during pregnancy and what bodies look like postpartum... sometimes YEARS postpartum. She is a saint!

I pray that seeing all these saggy, striped bellies will help not only my clients, but women everywhere, breathe a sigh of relief that they are hardly alone in tucking in flesh and keeping their shirts tugged down over too-tight blue jeans (or still wearing sweat pants eighteen months postpartum).

We are so beautiful!

Please, please visit her site and consider adding your own pictures to the stream of women finding their power through exposing their under-clothes secrets.

Reader Comments (3)

thanks for the pointer to the site-- we saw at a film festival this year a short called my mother and the person in Ireland filmed his old mother- her feet and legs then other parts including her belly and nude as well as some commentary... some of the pictures would fit right in on this site.

July 16, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Perfect site....I just need someone to ake a picture so I can post it.

July 17, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Anon: What a beautiful movie that must have been.

I think many of us would be horrified to have our bodies filmed or photographed and shared with the world. I know I would be. Playboy? I can't even imagine my own children seeing me naked.

More power to those that can.

Anon: I know! Who will take the picture? My partner is going to take mine - and I will take hers. Anonymously, of course.

I hope you find someone!

July 18, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterNavelgazing Midwife

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