Julie Bhosale, a blogger, nutritionist and mom, is setting the record straight on how post-baby bodies really look.
Bhosale shared photos of what her stomach looked like after giving birth to two children. She commented on the pressure mothers often feel to bounce back to their former bodies after pregnancy, especially with widespread media coverage of celebrities whose post-baby bodies look “amazing.”
She said this aspiration is unrealistic:
Bhosale is encouraging readers to use the hashtag, #TakeBackPostPartum, to raise awareness about how a woman’s body really changes during pregnancy.
She added that while everyone’s physical journey after birth is different, it’s all beautiful and should be respected: