My entire pregnancy has been other people, men and women telling me what I should do, how I should feel and that having kids is such a blessing. For me, pregnancy has been hard, lasted wayyy too long and this will be the first and last time I get pregnant. It’s funny because when I tell people I’m “one and done” they ALWAYS respond with “you’ll change your mind” “most people say that and have lots of kids” “you’re too young to decide”. It’s never “good for you for realizing your physical and mental limits and deciding against expanding your family for the betterment of yourself”. Because pregnancy is never about the women right? That’s where we have it wrong. It should be equally about the baby’s health and the moms health. Being pregnant has changed me in so many ways and it scares me, ways I didn’t want to change. I’ve lost the confident, strong women I was both physically and mentally and I can admit that. I haven’t taken a full picture of myself in almost 7 months and it’s because I feel lost and uncomfortable in my baby body. I want to find myself again after baby comes and I know if I get pregnant again I never will. My body is in so much pain daily that I know mentally and physically, I could never do this again. Not to mention losing your identity when having kids is scary and some people can’t find their way back, I don’t want to be one of those people for my sake and for my baby’s. And don’t take this all the wrong way thinking I’m not happy to be a mom because I am, nervous and unprepared but happy! So to everyone who thinks they know best- doctors, friends, family members and random people in line at the grocery store; I got it from here. Thank you for your concern but My Body, My Baby, My Fucking Business. #37weekspregnant#9monthspregnant#oneanddone#pregnant#pregnancy#pregnancysucks#mybodymychoice#mentalhealth #canyoupleasevacatethepremises? #thiskidsgettingevictedsoon!
i'm not really sure what this caption should say. i am happy that i'm able to post this and that i want to. i wouldn't have posted something like this earlier, i can't even say what timeframe but i just wouldn't have. i use to have this "thinspo" photo saved that showed a similar pose, i only realised the similarity after taking this one of myself. i tried to find it to post alongside this one but i must have deleted it a while ago when deciding that i no longer needed a "thinspo" i just needed to learn to love my body as it was. still the image has stuck with me. so i am still learning to love my body as it is, it's a freaking process, but when i'm feeling happy I've learnt to take photos during those rare occurrences be sometimes I'm happy enough with them to post them in public places and share my happiness and progress with others. my body is weird and lumpy, it has stretch marks and scars and bruises easily, it's not perfect by a long shot but it is mine. . p.s. photo was taken with iphone's focus setting and is therefore not the best quality but i was trying to blur out my fancy af bathroom in the background . . #mybody#body#mybodyjourney#mybodymychoice#mybodymyrules#notperfect#thighs#tummy#hips#bluehair#scars#stretchmarks#cellulite#bruises#fuckingkg#iweigh#celebrateyourself#curvygirl#happy#selfie#stretching#mybodyismine#bodypositive#selfies
Being pregnant or becoming a parent should always be a choice made with love and enthusiasm—NOT a government-mandated “punishment” for having consensual sex. Access to birth control and safe abortion care is a human right! Artwork by @liberaljane
What stories can we tell about our bodies, for our bodies, to our bodies? . This excerpt from Oh Mama! our collection of birth stories, honors the work of the body in the birthing process. . #motherscope#ohmama#birthstories
This also goes for women who prefer to be more conservative. It’s their choice and calling them a “prude” or anything else is disrespectful !! • • • #feminism#metoo#change#timesup#feninist#mybodymychoice#pride#imwithher#lgbtq#chnge#bodypositive
Today, I’m grateful for taco Tuesday leftovers, papaya enzyme tablets (taco Tuesday heartburn is real), non-puffy feet, sunshine, prenatal chiropractic care, and gentle workouts. What are you grateful for today??!!
💔🇺🇸 Last month, a bill was signed into law in Georgia that is an almost complete ban on abortions. Designed to evoke an emotional response, this is the 4th “heartbeat” law to be passed in the United States in the past year. It is called such because it refers to the first signs of development of a heart in a fetus at 6 weeks of pregnancy. A majority of time, this long before people know they are pregnant. . . . 🍑 The Georgia bill goes one step further because it includes personhood language, criminalizes abortion providers and pregnant people, as well as calls into question the legitimacy of miscarriages. How will they determine who had a miscarriage and who deliberately ended their pregnancy? Will every woman who goes into a hospital having lost a pregnancy be investigated to make sure she didn’t break the law? The fact is “from a medical perspective, there is no physiologically significant difference between a medication abortion and a miscarriage. In both cases, the symptoms, risks, warning signs, complications, and treatments are likely to be the same.” (National Women’s Health Network) . . . ⚠️ There are probably many people who will defend that women and pregnant people will not actually be punished if abortion is illegal. But, they already have been despite the protection of Roe v. Wade. Their names are Melissa Ann Rowland (she refused a c-section, one of her twins was stillborn and she was charged with murder), Angela Carder (she had cancer, was forced to undergo a c-section in an attempt to save the baby despite the risk to her health - they both died), Purvi Patel (she was sentenced to 20 years in prison after she had a miscarriage and without any traces of abortifacient found in her blood work), and Christine Taylor (she fell down stairs and was charged with attempted feticide). We also remember Savita Halappanavar who died with similar laws on the books in Ireland. . . . These laws will not stop pregnant people from having