Woman’s naked shower photo goes viral – for a VERY important reason Woman’s naked shower photo goes viral – for a VERY important reason
Back in 2013 Kate Middleton post-baby bump sparked a debate over what a “normal” woman looks like after giving birth. This is because –... Woman’s naked shower photo goes viral – for a VERY important reason

Back in 2013 Kate Middleton post-baby bump sparked a debate over what a “normal” woman looks like after giving birth.

This is because – despite the fact a woman’s body is stretched for nine months while she grows a human – women are often expected to ping back into shape.

To prove a point about post-pregnancy bodies, Elise Raquel shared a naked photo with her 31,500 followers to demonstrate what a woman’s body looks like in its “rawest and most vulnerable state”.

post-partum body

The photo, which has been liked over 2,000 times, was taken just hours after she had given birth to her third child.

Elise, from Austraia, explained: “I was in pain and I was overcome by a flood of emotions. Elated to have welcomed our beautiful girl and so empowered and proud of what my body and I had just done.”

She said it’s a strange feeling to still see a bump when you’re holding your baby – and to still wear maternity clothes once home.

Elise continued: “With my first I was adamant I would just ‘bounce back’. Everyone would say ‘you’re young, you’ll loose the baby weight in no time!’ But you know what, I didn’t, I never have in fact.

“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, so why would anyone else?

“It’s taken me three babies, but I’ve finally realised this postpartum body isn’t something to hide.”

Users were quick to post messages of support on the young mum’s page.

One of Elise’s followers said: “I wish I’d seen an image like this with my first baby … I felt like I was the only one with marks and saggy bits.”

Another wrote: “After reading this you’ve made me think about everything in a whole new light and helped me to accept that every change is natural and beautiful.”

Elise said she is thankful that she is able to carry and birth babies naturally and not ashamed of her postpartum body at all.

She concluded: “Let’s celebrate postpartum bodies, in all their glory. The female body is incredible and I am so proud of what mine has done!”

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  • Shakirra

    2017-10-05 #1 Author

    Precious baby girl

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  • Renaee Rivera

    2017-10-09 #2 Author

    Finally! Inlove with this photo!!! This is what bodies look like Not photoshopped, not edited! I love the fact that she is proud and not ashamed to show those marks! You go girl!

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