Leopard Spots

A friend once showed me pictures of her bulbous pregnant belly, covered in marks of silvery rivers and branches.  She called them her “Tiger Stripes” and with a knowing smile, conveyed enormous pride her in body and its achievement. Have you seen The Shape of a Mother?  It is a salute to a woman’s body after pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding.  I carry my own badges when doing IVF, temporary they may be.

Here is a salute to The Shaping of a Mother:

IVF2, Feb 2009

Arlo 39w, Dec 2009

IVF6, April 2012


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