Η εγκυμοσύνη είναι μία μοναδική περίοδος για κάθε γυναίκα. Επί εννέα μήνες προετοιμάζεσαι για τη μητρότητα, νιώθεις αυτό το μικροσκοπικό ανθρωπάκι να μεγαλώνει μέσα σου μέρα με τη μέρα και συνειδητοποιείς ότι σε λίγο καιρό η ζωή σου θα αλλάξει ριζικά.
Η εγκυμοσύνη όμως, ως γνωστόν, φέρνει αλλαγές στο σώμα, σε άλλες γυναίκες περισσότερες και σε άλλες λίγότερες. Μερικούς μήνες πριν, το περιοδρικό Todays Parent, θέλοντας να υπενθυμίσει το μεγαλείο της γέννας και να παρακινήσει τις νέες μανουλες να αγαπάνε το σώμα τους με τις ατέλειές του, δημοσιεύσε φωτογραφίες με τα σώματα καθημερινών γυναικών που μόλις έχουν γίνει μητέρες. Τις φωτογραφίες αυτές, αρχικά ανέβασαν οι ίδιες στους προσωπικούς τους λογαριασμούς στο Instagram, με hashtag #this_is_postpartum και #everywomanisanangel.
Η κάθε μία στο post της αναφέρθηκε στο πώς νιώθει για το σώμα της και τα όσα λένε είναι πραγματικά απολαυστικά. Δείτε τις φωτογραφίες...
“Mummy tummy (yes women grow body hair too). Someone recently said to me that I’d be able to get rid of my tummy pouch, I just wasn’t working hard enough, if I exercised more, and if I was stricter with what I ate I’d have a flat stomach again. Although it didn’t upset or affect the way I feel about my body, I believe it needs to be addressed nonetheless. _ My “tummy pooch” is a byproduct of three things- loose skin, an ab separation, and adhesions causing my scar to be pulled inwards (creating a dip.) It has nothing to do with my overall weight. LOTS of mothers wear marks from pregnancy and child birth and i’s a MISCONCEPTION that you can get rid of these marks through diet or exercise. You cannot starve your way to taut skin. Nor can you exercise away indented scars. Yes, you can work towards getting your stomach as flat as possible if that’s what you want, but these unrealistic expectations can be harmful. _ It’s ok to bare the marks of your pregnancy and birth proudly. The same as it’s ok to feel a little bit upset and like a stranger in your new body. It’s human. Learning to accept and love yourself as you are is a process- it’s ok if you’re not quite there yet. It’s also ok to work towards personal body goals, working out and eating healthily to sculpt your body in a particular way doesn’t mean that you have to hate the body you’re in now. On the contrary. It’s all about doing what makes you feel happy and accomplished. _ What is NEVER ok is someone telling you that you should work harder to attain an unachievable body image- so that you might fit THEIR expectations of what the female body should look like. That shit needs to be shut down immediately. If someone can’t accept your postpartum body or encourages you to change any aspect of the way you look because they don’t feel comfortable with it- that is THEIR problem, THEIR issue that needs to be worked on. It ultimately stems from their own insecurities. _ Never allow someone to make you feel bad about your body and never apologise for your body. Your body created life! If that’s not something to be proud of, to be in absolute awe of, then I don’t know what is!” @mamaclog #takebackpostpartum
Mother Nature's artistic legacy. If it's gorgeous on her, it's gorgeous on you. 📷:@ellianagilbertphotography _ #skin #tigerstripes #stretchmarks #celebratestretchmarks #stopcensoringmotherhood #bodypositive #skintellsourstory #stopjudgingskin #stopcensoringskin #loveyourskin #loveALLskin #acceptyourself #acceptothers #takebackpostpartum #postpartum #fresh48 #ellianagilbertphotography
"In my womb, I’ve grown 10 babies. Only four were born alive, but how fucking miraculous nonetheless. And I’ve never loved myself more. I’ve never felt more feminine. Shaved head. Stretch mark stomach. Deflated breasts. Thighs that touch. Society does not defy me. My inner self does." ⚡️⚡️ @wisewildwell #takebackpostpartum
Those @oxytocinvibes. ✨ We live for these moments, don’t we? Sending y’all love and moments of peace. 🌸 image: @shefloatsonoats #takebackpostpartum . . . . Image belongs to the person tagged. Do not alter or use without their permission. #postpartum #reallife #momlife #birthwithoutfear #love #oxytocinvibes
"To all the women today who are mamas - you are stunning. Wear your stripes proudly. May our daughters only hear us speak positively about our bodies and how they’ve changed because we carried them. May they be raised in households where they are delighted in, celebrated, and cherished always and not based on their outward appearance. Speak life into their hearts." ❤️ @jenn.newm . . . Image belongs to the person tagged. Do not alter or use without their permission. #postpartum #reallife #momlife #birthwithoutfear #takebackpostpartum #postpartumbody
"16 M O N T H S #postpartum after my twin pregnancy . 30 kilograms get and lost in the shortest time. My mother's body has made three children and two births. A caesarean section, excess skin, pregnancy strips, and muscles that have pulled apart #rektusdiastase. That's me. The miracle of life.@ ♥ @derstillzwerg . . #miracleoflife #takebackpostpartum #motherhoodrising #postpartumbody #caesareansection #notks #postpregnancy #mombod #dickbauch #dickbauchdienstag #embracethesquish #afterbabybody #bodylove #positivebody #mombody #mutterkörper #motherlove #mutterliebe #motherhood #mother #♥ #twinspregnancy #twinsinside
"The reality of being a #twinmom: the dreaded #looseskin or what I like to call my #twinskin 😉 The first year after having my twins, as I lost the 60+lbs I had put on, I was mortified by my stomach, the stretchmarks/tears, and the looseness of the skin. Although I can't in all honesty say I particularly like it, I have become more and more confident, and proud of what my body was able to accomplish! My abs are getting more and more toned and defined as I continue to count macros and workout & run daily, but my poor belly will likely never be the same, and today I am okay with that." 😙 @twin_momma_fitness _ #takebackpostpartum #lovetheskinyourein #postpartumbody #loveyourself #confidence #inspire #motivation #youdontknowmystory #bodypositive
"Despite how difficult my postpartum was and sometimes still is, what I see more than anything when I look at my Hope wounds is a beautiful and loving Mama trying to do all she can to provide the greatest love and care for her miracles. I see a strong woman who not only fought and conquered infertility, but spoke up and ultimately didn't let postpartum anxiety and depression beat her. There is so much beauty in that when I look at my Hope wounds." @thefortintrio _ Celebrating my Scars. Link in her bio. _ #tripletmom #tigerstripes #postpartumbody #postpartumdepression #bebraveyou #motherhood #momlife #motherhoodsimplified #postpartum #mombod #hopewounds #birthwithoutfear #selflovegeneration #takebackpostpartum
Via @earthmamaangelbaby ・・・ A brand new Journal Pediatrics study shows cuddling preemies helps them for decades.👶🏾 “This study shows that kangaroo mother care gives premature and low birth weight babies a better chance of thriving,” .. Read the whole @huffpostparents article here 📖 http://huff.to/2iNO8Pu (LINK in profile)
"This is for the women who have the leftovers from pregnancy. I have stretchmarks on my ass, a dicky belly button, saggy boobs, I piss when I sneeze & I have loose skin on my belly. _ Our bodies grew human beings, so who gives a shit what your body looks like now, they're a permanent reminder that you're a legendary parent!Embrace the bod that you've got mummas!" 🙌🏼💕 @___laurenkate #takebackpostpartum
"That's where I come from mommy???" "Hell yeah that's where you come from Axel!!!" @mamastardust Photo creds to Aurora _ #bodypositive #takebackpostpartum #birthwithoutfear #imakepeople #postpartum #mombod
“I spent Mothers Day blissfully disconnected with all my boys. 💛 Instead of posting a done up photo depicting the highlight reel version of motherhood, I wanted to share this picture... because THIS is motherhood. This picture was taken hours after Cash arrived & it shows the reality of how much your mind, body & soul change after bringing life into the world. Stretch marks, saggy skin, exhaustion, a body that will never be the same... but 1000% worth it for the reward I received. 💛 To all you beautiful mamas out there rocking the body motherhood gave you!” 👊🏼 @mandi_kamp #takebackpostpartum #birthwithoutfear #postpartum #honestmotherhood . Image belongs to the person tagged. Do not alter or use without their permission.