Jade Harper Ortlieb's Birth Story

I want to preface this by saying every single birth is magical and every single woman who brings a human into this world is a damn powerhouse. This is just my story, so please, before reading any further, if you have given birth before, I ask you to please not compare your story to mine. It’s not about who had a “better” birth or the “perfect” birth. It’s about sharing the experience so others are aware of all the different scenarios of birthing a baby. This is just one of those scenarios. I kept this story extremely raw and real, mostly because I want Jade to be able to read this one day, in all it’s realness, so please be kind and enjoy!

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I Am So Much More Than Just A Body: My Journey Through Self-Love

We are so much more than our looks. We are so much more than the food we eat and the exercise we do. As women especially, our bodies go through many seasons and changes throughout our lives. I will not look back on my smaller self and think negatively, the same way I will not look at my body now or the way it looks in the future negatively or compare my different bodies against each other, because this body keeps me safe, and loves me, and knows exactly what it’s doing. I am a strong, fierce, beautiful woman, who is so much more than just a body. Our bodies are deserving of all kinds of love, but most importantly, love from ourselves.

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