monthly theme, May 2013: “body image” posts listing

To read more about the intro to this month’s theme, please click here! May’s Monthly Theme posts are all about body image and the ALI journey.

Suggested Prompts:

  • How do you feel about your pregnancy / post-partum / post-adoption body?
  • Did you have weight gain in addition to pregnancy gain because of depression, fertility meds, etc?
  • How did you handle the psychological effects of weight gain from a pregnancy(ies) that you lost?
  • If you adopted, did you turn to food during the seemingly endless waiting period?
  • How do you / have you made time to focus on your health/body since becoming a mother?
  • Do you focus more on healthy food, good exercise, or a mix of both?

Contributing Bloggers:

  1. Esperanza @ Stumbling Gracefully: “The Tata’s Must Be Contained!” – On struggling with the perceived sexualization of my newly pregnant (again) body, as my boobs grow ever more unwieldy.
  2. Kerri @ Uncommon Nonsense: “PAIL theme post time: Body Image” – My insecurities about my pregnant body and being the only non glowing, non goddess-like pregnant lady.
  3. Ms. Future PharmD @ Mom PharmD: “My body, myself” – Musings on just starting to get into shape after the secondary infertility rollercoaster
  4. SMisconceptions About Conception: “PAIL Bloggers Monthly Theme Post May 2013: Body Image” – How do I feel about my body post-infertility?  I hate it now more than ever.
  5. Emily @ Emskyrooney: “Pump it Up” – A post about weight gain before, during, and after pregnancy and what I’m doing now to get back to the self I want to be.
  6. KellyKellyland: “Body Image” – Empowered
  7. Elizabeth @ Bébé Suisse: “The insufferable vanity of (not really) getting “fat” and (not really) being a “grosse baleine”: body image during pregnancy.” – Surprise! I’m happy with my body during pregnancy.
  8. WifeyPunch Today In The Face: “PAIL: Body Image” – Learning to establish a healthy/positive body image for myself and my pre-teen daughter
  9. MeganMy new journey with being a new mom, a former infertile, and whatever else comes along: “Why You Won’t Find a Full Length Mirror in My House” – How I’ve always had a bad body image and it needs to change NOW!
  10. Chon @ Life Begins: “PAIL Monthly Theme Post: Body Image” – A photo journal of my infertility weight gain and post partum recovery.
  11. B @ Created Family: “Body Image: Pregnancy, Postpartum, and Raising my Daughter” – A bit about my journey of surviving a life-threatening eating disorder, embracing my pregnant and postpartum body, and raising a food loving, body positive daughter.
  12. JoseyMy Cheap Version of Therapy: “the body” – A look back at the ups and downs of my weight loss journey – through an eating disorder and beyond.
  13. mellowinthemidwestMellow in the Midwest: “Body image in flux” – Fighting for a positive body image through pp, treatments, and now pregnancy.
  14. GurleeInfertility Musings: “the post I actually finish

If you are still writing your post, or these posts inspire you, link up in the comments. Additional posts will be added through the end of the week, so check back in to see if any new posts pop up, and feel free to leave some general comments on the topic below.


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