Love Mum-Body

Join us to celebrate all mama-bodies. Here, you can find images of real mum-bodies and powerful words about mothers' experiences of coming to terms with these. You can add your own image below, add lines to our communal Ode to Mum-Bodies, or contact us to share your own body journey.

Being a mum changes your body. But every mum's body is amazing, miraculous, beautiful. To join this activity, focus on a part of your body that has changed since you brought children into the world: a stretch mark, a wrinkle, a wider smile perhaps? Share it with us. Love your Mum Body.

Click on 'read more' below to read fantastic #Lovemumbody guest posts from mums. In addition to the links below, you might also enjoy this post from a #somum Make Date: conversations and creations from mothers relating to our mum-bodies: Belly-flaps, Spider Veins and Hobbit-toes.

instructions

You can take a photo, or you can squidge it. We don't mind, as long as you love it.

Take a close-up photo of a part of your body that shows you're a mum - a part of your body that you'd like to love more... Upload your photo here, and name it.

Or you can show us that part of you in plasticine. Or clay, or play dough, or anything you can squidge and shape.

Love your body into being. Take a photo, upload it here, and name it.

Let's celebrate the beauty of the saggy bits, the strength of the scars, the wisdom of the sleepless nights etched under our eyes. We're not photo-shopped. We're not perfect. But our bodies have performed miracles and deserve a bit of respect. And lots and lots of love.

Once a mum, always a mum. Love your mum body.

For some more inspiration, check out these blog posts about our wonderful mum bodies:

My Body Is... Pippa Best @storyofmum

My Mom-Body in Poetry: Sonya Cisco @sonyacisco

Honouring all our Mama-Bodies: Lyndsay Kirkham @hisveganmama

I Earned My Stripes: Becky Gower @mummyadventure

Post-Baby Perfect? Adele Jarrett-Kerr @AdeleJK

Worrying about Nipples: Tattooed Mummy @Tattooed_Mummy

When you can't love your Mum-Body: Emma @TheRealSupermum

Love it. Period: Lisa Hassan Scott @lisahassanscott

Baring my truth: my mummy tummy: Ericka Waller @ErickaWaller1

You show me yours...: Chelsea Williams @MsMummyofTwo

What's not to love?: Kate Ladd @MakeshiftMummy

Trying!: Helen Tiplady @helentiplady

Battling My Body: Kirsty Curran @raspberryswirls

Trying to be proud of my Mum-Body: Catherine Jennings @BELLA_and_WILL

I've never much liked my body: Kate Holmes-Davis @kateonthinice

How do I heal the wreckage?: Elizabeth Locke @Eliza_do_Lots

Dear Body Image: @LadyCurd

Before, and After: Jeni @Joyandwoe

My Mum Body...: Kat Pearce @katpearce

Reminders of my Motherhood journey: Hannah Brooker @cupcakemumma11

Love my babies, hate my veins: Sian Lennon @sianytweet

4 simple ways to love your mum body: Lucy Thornton @thorntonlucy

Body Talk: a dad's perspective: Andy Harris @hitmanharris

Gifts of a Post-Baby Body: Kimberly Riggins @kimberlyriggins

My squidgy post-baby belly: Rachael Blair @mushroomsmum 

Love Mum Body: My story: Kirsten Hanlon @mumsmore

Love your acorns: Pippa Best @storyofmum

Powerful mothers: On body distraction and changing the world: Pippa Best @storyofmum

Emergency! Send pants: Pippa Best @storyofmum

What do you love most about your mum-body?: Various mums

Belly-flaps, spider-veins and Hobbit-toes: Various mums

Body by Baby: Inspiration from I Like Beer and Babies: @beerandbabies

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Grey hairs...
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Baby Booby Stretch
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Drooping belly
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Bigger Mum-Bottom
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Expanding Thighs