Sheyla

By Sheyla

LifeBuzz Staff

This Is What A Post-Baby Body REALLY Looks Like, And We Think It’s Awesome.

Having a baby is a beautiful, life-changing event. The joy far outweighs the sleepless nights, lack of personal care, and the general feeling of being overwhelmed. Add to that, the pressure placed on new moms to look like bikini models within weeks of giving birth, a daunting task most women cannot accomplish. Instead of providing support and compassion, society pushes the idea that new mothers should fit into their pre-baby clothes as soon as possible.

Julie Bhosale from New Zealand posted a series of photographs of her body from 24 hours of giving birth to 14 weeks postpartum. Her goal: to highlight what the average body really looks like. On her website, Julie Bhosale -New Mum's Nutritionist, she gives a detailed account of all the changes a woman's body goes through after nine months of pregnancy.

Bhosale said, “For most of us, our bodies change, and change a lot. It is scary, it is hard, it can be down right disgusting and upsetting but it is real and normal,”

She is hopeful by joining the Instagram page #takebackpostpartum, it will help all mothers feel less alone and more normal.

At 37 weeks pregnant and within 24 hours of giving birth, Bhosale is showing what her belly looks like.

At 37 weeks pregnant and within 24 hours of giving birth, Bhosale is showing what her belly looks like.

Julie Bhosale / Via juliebhosale.co.nz

One week after delivering her second son.

One week after delivering her second son.

Julie Bhosale / Via juliebhosale.co.nz

Two weeks postpartum and still wearing her pregnancy clothes.

Two weeks postpartum and still wearing her pregnancy clothes.

Julie Bhosale / Via juliebhosale.co.nz

The series of photos show the changes in Bhosale's belly after delivery.

The series of photos show the changes in Bhosale's belly after delivery.

Julie Bhosale / Via juliebhosale.co.nz

The mom of two boys at 10 weeks post-baby-delivery. She is tired but loving being a mom.

The mom of two boys at 10 weeks post-baby-delivery. She is tired but loving being a mom.

Julie Bhosale / Via juliebhosale.co.nz

Source: Take Back Postpartum

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