Stretch Marks

Part of my new series "The realities of pregnancy and motherhood".

Don't get me wrong- I'm thrilled to be pregnant- I just feel like most people aren't honest about what it's REALLY like to be pregnant, or to be a mother.

  • Jenn & Mike 8y

    this is an absolutely beautiful shot - honesty makes for good work!
  • HYPNOX 8y

    beautiful shot
  • gympumpkin 8y

    Wonderful shot.
  • Anton Menazort 8y

    I applaud your bravery. Kudos!
  • Emily G Photography 8y

    Stunning shot, thank you for your honsty in this set. My boobs and your boobs could be twins.
  • Amy Stratton 8y

    Those aren't bad at all mine are way worse Mine are mostly on top, my hips too. They'll lighten up. I really like this shot, it's honest and beautiful
  • vsf815 8y

    Thank you.
  • baron samedi 8y

    my wife went through some cream like crazy, she quickly went from an A cup to double D's...she felt like her body was trying to explode on her....plenty of cream was used everywhere..she liked coconut oil...but mostly shea butter....the line that appeared down her belly made her a little wierded out, but she finally decided it was cool...and she decided that she too loved what was going on with her body...even the morning and afternoon was part of it all.
  • daniela reiter 8y

    Amazing shot! Thanks for sharing, I'm so impressed - and even become curious about being pregnant...
  • davenlu2006 8y

    Your badges of honor!
  • NessaLee 8y

    I can't believe I'm just seeing this, but I wanted to tell you that was EXACTLY my reality too...didn't get the bastards anywhere but the boobs, but I guess it's to be expected when I had to shop for an H-cup size bra...yeah.
  • fizuleika of the swamp [flokot] 8y

    the stretch marks do often fade eventually... pregnancy is intense! i went through the experience of teen pregnancy, it's pretty intense when you're still developing at the same time you're growing a new human.

    Very courageous of you to share this!
  • MELLY85 8y

    Hi my name is Melanie i am a photographer with a passionate interest in families. I specialise in taking beautiful pictures of pregnant women.Now i'm looking for photos of pregnant women to make a collections.If you are interested send me photos of your pregnancy (nude and clothed)or some of your friends.... You will receive a copy (free) collections of this, my goal is to get to 100 mothers, you want to be one of them?

    bye bye Melanie
  • simon green 7y

    life marks with text (low)
  • Aimee Giese 7y

    a gorgeous, real photo.
  • Sean Mitdasein 7y

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Arm's Length Nude, and we'd love to have this added to the group!
  • Roger Weld 6y

  • missariam 6y

    Your so right.

    Mother's tummy
  • ameglis 4y

    If you adjust your sense of 'perfection' to include the miracle of bringing children into the world with your body, stretch marks are a record of your achievement and not a 'flaw.' Your ability to give birth is what is important. I cherish my wife's stretch marks, though they are not pronounced, because they remind me of the process of birthing the children we have together.

    Two thumbs up for showing yourself honestly to the world! You should be proud.
  • EyeLook2 4y

    Just marvelous
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Taken on February 3, 2007
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