My body shows proof of my strength My God given ability to be able to carry & protect a child within my body was not one that I was able to truly appreciate at such a young age. I used to hide my body because anything other than smooth, scar free skin wasn't attractive to many. They can't always be seen, but they are there. Now looking back 5 & a half years later, I've come to appreciate every mark on my body left as a memory of the life that I brought into this world. There are many women out there who wish they had tiger stripes and a tiny human to show proof of how they got there. To hate them is selfish & ungrateful. They tell my story of growth, development, & transition ️ #LoveYourLines 〰
The amazing A’Driane Nieves with her youngest son, Austin (6 months). She is also mother to Brennan (7) and Alex (4). A’Driane was previously in the Air Force, went back to school for counseling and Social Work and is now a proud stay at home mom. She was a single mom when Brennan was born and had just gotten out of the service. She struggled for a couple of years before getting on her feet. She has had healthy pregnancies and relatively uneventful deliveries. With Alex she had a lot of antenatal depression, anxiety and what she thought was nesting but was later determined to be OCD. She continued to struggle greatly with her moods postpartum. When Alex was about a year old she was up one night searching for answers and after googling postpartum depression she came across Postpartum Progress, read through the whole site and found it hugely helpful. Her contact with the site led her to get herself into treatment for PPD and realize she wasn’t alone. After about 6 months of her moods still cycling and feeling like treatment wasn’t really helping she went to the VA hospital for further help. She found someone who spent enough time to get to know her whole history she was diagnosed with Bipolar 2. A’Driane says that she felt relieve when she was diagnosed at finally finding answers and within an hour of adding a mood stabilizer to her antidepressant medication she felt her mind calm. She had a journey finding the proper combination of medication to keep her healthy. Her pregnancy with Austin was a bit of a surprise but she immediately contacted her doctors and found meds safe for pregnancy and breastfeeding. While she has still struggled with her mental health this round postpartum she feels she has control of it this time and is more aware of what she is going through. #4thtrimesterbodiesproject #fourthtrimesterbodiesproject #4thtrimester #fourthtrimester #postpartum #breastfeeding #childbirth #bodypositivity #stopcensoringmotherhood #motherhood #bodypositive #everybodyisbeautiful #4thtriaustin
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When I first found out I was going to be a mother, I ran to the store and bought everything you could think of thats supposed to prevent stretch marks. I was consumed with fear that I would develop 'ugly' stretch marks. After a few months I was heartbroken when my first lines appeared, but I quickly learned that no matter what creams or lotions I rubbed on my belly, nothing was going to stop them. As my little miracle inside me grew, so did the lines. So I changed my mindset, and now I know stretch marks are a reminder of what your body is truly capable of. What I thought would signify ugly, actually signifies beauty and life. My lines tell a story. I earned these marks, and I will always wear them proudly. || Because in the end, I want my heart to be covered in stretch marks. ️ Photo by the very talented @thebrandybritton #brandybrittonphotography #maternity #artofpregnancy #bumpdate #kinsleyraina #babybump #babygirl #week38 #38weekspregnant #teamfebmarch15 #expecting #inspiredpregnancy #pregnancy #babywilcox #theartofpregnancy #newmama #newmommy #loveyourlines @inspiredpregnancy @pregnancyy @loveyourlines
One of my favorite accounts on IG is @loveyourlines - portraits of women and their stretch marks and the stories behind them. The images of women that media bombards us with everyday are photoshopped and unrealistic, so I really treasure these beautiful and candid photos. Especially since I think pretty much all women have them! I've got a bunch on my hips & thighs from my weight changing over the years. Give them a follow if you like to keep it ! ️️️ #loveyourlines
'I spent the days leading up to vacation trying to decide if I'd wear a two piece. My decision is apparent, but my reasoning is simple - I earned every stripe adorning my body. It's a pity that having a child is a direct cause for self image issues, as opposed to being cause for an ongoing celebration. I had stretch marks before my daughter. I have more after having her. I was a divine vessel before having my daughter, & that hasn't changed now that she's here. If anything, it only affirms what is. Loving my body is a direct insult to anything that would have me think otherwise.' submission by: @bhargette
I may not be as fit as I once was or have the perfect body. I may have stretch marks that weren't there before. I may not be the prettiest or the smartest woman on the face of the earth but I AM confident in my body and in who I am in Christ & I won't let what I'm not physically, decide the way I want to live. I know that I am created by an amazing God that made no mistake. I love that it took 9 months to grow a baby in my body that left me in no way shape or form the same. I am not ashamed of who I am and what I look like because I want my daughter to look at me and say that if my mom was confident then so am I. #Loveyourlines #Iamwomanhearmeroar
These lines of love show the gift you that were given from heaven above. These lines that you hate dictate how the world turns and at what pace. These lines, that began to show once your body started to know. Like road maps to wisdom they cross, intertwine, and beam rays of light showing how you are so divine. Love those lines with all your might. Because when the right person sees them they'll hold them tight. Running their fingers along seeing where they go. Loving your growth as a woman and how they show. Whether on your stomach, your thighs, butt, or breasts.. These lines mean so much much than you'll ever know. Love your lines. Don't be afraid to let them show.. #loveyourlines #love #beauty #writing #morningthoughts #poetry #wombman #divine #queens Photo by: @loveyourlines
Согласны ли вы с тем, что наша культура диктует женщинам свои идеалы? По крайней мере, судя по тому, что большинство дефектов предлагается скрывать - выглядит именно так. А вы как считаете?
На что жалуетесь?