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Changing the Way We View Normal and Beautiful: This Mother Documented Her Postpartum Body

September 24, 2015 2 min read

There's a lot of pressure to get back down to the weight you were before you had your child, whether it be from friends and family or from yourself. And while some women never seem to gain an ounce during their pregnancy, therefore bouncing back immediately, other women find that their bodies require a little more time. Then there are those instances that seem incredibly abnormal to what society expects. For Julie Bhosale, that was definitely the case. "When my first son was born, the changes in my body took me by surprise. It was not just the weight gain – it was the hormones, the emotions and the fatigue. I felt like I was barely surviving – and I thought surely other women must feel this way too," she says. "There’s so much pressure to bounce back into your skinny jeans after childbirth, but physical appearance is only part of the story. So when my second son was born, I decided to document the 'brutiful' – that’s brutal+ beautiful – truth about those early days up to 14 weeks," she continues. "I also wrote about my daily reality with a toddler and a newborn. I shared all this in the hope I could show one mum that what she is experiencing is normal and she is not alone. I want every single mother to know: you are beautiful, you are amazing, you are a mother." 37 weeks pregnant and 24 hours after birth postpartum 2 Days Postpartum postpartum 1 Week Postpartum postpartum 2 Weeks Postpartum postpartum 10 Weeks Postpartum postpartum 14 Weeks Postpartum postpartum What do you think of these images and this mother's decision to document what her 'real' postpartum body looked like? Source: Bored Panda Do you follow us on Instagram? [caption id="attachment_110224" align="alignnone" width="100"]snapchat code @BodyRockTV[/caption]

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