Topic: post-baby body

8 Post-Pregnancy Body Changes No One Tells You About

8 Post-Pregnancy Body Changes No One Tells You About

We all know that certain things about our bodies can change post-pregnancy and possibly, never return to normal. You may have stretch marks, your hips could be wider (forever…sadly), and you could have a teeny belly pouch for the rest of your life (six years post-partum and mine is still holding strong!) However, there are other lesser-known changes that occur in a woman’s body after having a baby that may never go back to their pre-baby self. More »

We Don’t Need To Strip Women Naked To ‘Empower’ Them

We Don't Need To Strip Women Naked To 'Empower' Them

The focus on women’s appearances is crippling. The pervasive need to be thin, fit, and have a certain skin tone to fall under the umbrella of what society thinks is attractive is exhausting. I think we can all collectively agree that putting the focus on women’s bodies is not a new concept. It’s not groundbreaking. It’s what’s always been done; we literally can’t escape it. More »

I Hate My Post-Baby Body, And No Feel-Good Essay Is Going To Change That

I Hate My Post-Baby Body, And No Feel-Good Essay Is Going To Change That

I do not like my post-baby body. I’ve read every feel-good personal essay about how empowering it is to create life from our bodies and yay women etc etc, and while I totally get it on an intellectual level, I just can’t seem to change my mindset. I used to feel really guilty about this, because you know: I am a feminist! I have two daughters! I want all women to love themselves! More »