“When you’re a bigger woman, somehow it makes certain people think you don’t deserve to say you have a “real” postpartum body.
THIS. IS. FALSE.
You grew a human. You birthed a human, whether they came out of your lady bits or through surgery. You have a postpartum body. Period. End of story. It doesn’t matter what that body looks like. There is no definition of what a postpartum body is supposed to look like, contrary to what some people will try to force you to believe.
You will see women who have no marks, or those who have 50. You will see women whose stomachs went right back to being smooth and flat, or hang down with loose skin. You will see women who have lots of fat on their bellies, or who have none. You will see women who were in great shape and toned when they got pregnant and women who were considered “plus size” when they got pregnant. Some women stayed in shape through pregnancy while others gained weight. But what do all of these women have in common after birthing these adorable humans?
They. Have. A. Postpartum. Body.
They have a story. Their story matters and it counts. They can post the photo if they want to. And not every photo will look the same. I am SO DONE with hearing that certain women aren’t allowed to consider their body a “real” postpartum body and post their love for it.
So here it is. Another lovely photo of my postpartum body” -Full credit to the amazing: Meg Boggs
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