25 Moms Share What Postpartum Bodies Really Look Like

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“No more bump shots so me and Margot have had a little selfie instead. One week postpartum and I can honestly say it’s been a lot harder than I ever thought. After having an emergency c-section and delivering Nellie 3 months early I though our full term, planned section would be a breeze. Well in no way have I “bounced back” like I did with Nellie. Will my belly button always look like a cats bum hole? 😆 It’s been a lot easier emotionally but I still cry at least once a day over absolutely nothing and man my poor boobies are running like taps, everything is soaked in breast milk, Margot loves a comfort feed so I’ve spent the last 7 days with her hanging of my nipple whilst contending with Nellie and now this silly blood pressure problem. How an earth do you mummas with more than two do it? Not that I would have it any other way, I’m still utterly and blissfully in baby paradise. There really is nothing I’d rather be doing than mothering my two girls.” @sageandnellie . . . #postpartum #1weekold #1weekpostpartum #4thtrimester #newborn #babygirl #toddlermum #mumoftwo #takebackpostpartum

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“This is my #PostartumBody. 10 weeks after the birth of my beautiful daughter by #cesarean. I’ve dropped almost 30lbs. I’m 5’2″. Pre-pregnancy weight 146lbs, at birth 207lbs, now 181lbs. Being pregnant, you don’t know what your body will be like after. You hope it’ll be like all these women on IG that go immediately back to having a six pack. But, that’s not {my} real life. If you got stretch marks, they don’t disappear. If you were stretched to the max and gained some weight, everything doesn’t magically go away. If you had a cesarean, it pushes you back even more. Ive had an incredibly hard time trying to accept these things. Looking in the mirror has not been easy. But when I really think about it, my body went to hell and back and its still standing. My daughter is amazing and I created every piece of her with this body. ❤ This IS normal!” @phoenix_sunstar _ #postpartum #cesarean #birthwithoutfear #takebackpostpartum #selflovegeneration

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This is so rad! Tattoo by @peter_szalay_tattoo. “Todays big challenge on a tough and lovely customer.. covering a scar.. lotus is healed.” #takebackpostpartum

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Who can relate? 🙋🏽 And that smile! 😊 (📷:@thamaedoben via @divinahstore) #postpartum #breastfeeding #takebackpostpartum

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Lex Gabrielle

Written by Lex Gabrielle

Lex is a writer from New York City who supports messy buns and all things covered in buffalo sauce. You can find her in your local coffee shop buried in social media and celebrity content, listening to Led Zeppelin on full volume.

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