What do you think of when you think of a mother? And of her body? Perhaps you immediately see a big rounded belly. Or you picture her carrying a child in her arms. But the relationship of body and self during and after pregnancy stretch beyond the mother-child relationship.
Mothers deal with the most incredible changes in their physical being. From those who develop pregnancy related diabetes that magically disappears after birth to the more permanent marks left on the body by stretching and sometime cutting.
These things leave their marks, but do they define us?