By Amanda

LifeBuzz Staff

17 Photos That Prove Just How AMAZING Women Look After Giving Birth.

Women are expected to conform to a particular set of beauty standards set by society. The fact of the matter is, those beauty standards are not a true reflection of what the average woman's body really looks like. Bodies are diverse and come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and abilities. Asking women to conform to one particular form is unrealistic and unfair.

Perhaps even more galling is that woman are expected to strive to achieve the same standard of beauty, even after they've had children. Pregnancy and childbirth are two of the most difficult things that a woman's body can go through, and so it's no surprise that (despite the media's best efforts to tell you otherwise) the body can change completely after it happens.

These pictures, taken by photographer Jade Beall, aim to tell a different, more realistic story about post-childbirth bodies. The photographs are stunning, realistic, raw, and beautiful - even if they are outside the standard of "acceptability."