Mom Shares Photos Of Her Body Just Hours After Giving Birth, She Teaches You Love Your Body
A mother-of-three has shared a candid snap of her body just hours after giving birth to show how a post-pregnancy body really looks. Elise Raquel, from west Australia, posted the picture of herself on Instagram in a bid to show her 30,000 followers what a real post-pregnancy body looks like in its “ ʀᴀᴡᴇsᴛ and most ᴠᴜʟɴᴇʀᴀʙʟᴇ state.”
Describing how she had felt the need to cover up after her previous births, Raquel said that despite the joy of welcoming a new baby, it always felt “strange to look down and still see a ʙᴜᴍᴘ.”
However, after giving birth to daughter Willa, she admits she has finally learned to be proud of her body including the extra kilos and stretch marks that came with each new arrival.
Let’s talk postpartum bodies! ” I elated to have welcomed our beautiful girl and so empowered and proud of what my body and I had just done! It’s a strange feeling to look down and still see a ʙᴜᴍᴘ, even though you’re holding your baby in your arms, even after doing it three times. ”
It’s not easy to go home with a baby and still have to wear maternity clothes. With each baby I’ve gained a few more kilos and a few more stretch marks. I used to feel the need to cover up in this newborn stage, I didn’t want to see my body in this state. It’s taken me three babies, but I’ve finally realised this postpartum body isn’t something to hide!”
She is beyond proud for what this body has given and sacralised. She is thankful that my body is able to carry and birth babies naturally. She is not ashamed of her (many) new stripes and her postpartum body. And neither should you! Let’s celebrate postpartum bodies, in all their glory. The female body is incredible and she is so proud of what hers has done!
The fourth trimester is such a taboo topic. She wants other mums also like her situations to know that they’re not alone. That whatever their postpartum journey may be, it’s ok, it’s normal and it should always be priaised!