Updated: March 2, am. Many women struggle to feel sexy and beautiful, especially after having a baby. Certain areas that used to be tight, suddenly start to hang a little and many women have to deal with stretch marks as well. Well one mother of three is trying to change the idea of beauty and empower women to embrace their imperfections. Rachel Hollis has received almost 20, comments after posting a photo of herself on Facebook in her bikini despite her stretch marks and flabby stomach. She posted the photo saying, "I have stretch marks and I wear a bikini. I have a belly that's permanently flabby from carrying three giant babies and I wear a bikini. My belly button is saggy
Just one day after giving birth to her baby daughter, Alexa, Raquel Renteria took to social media to share a picture. The new mum from California wanted everyone to know why she was proud of her scar and share an empowering message to other women who given birth via c-section. This scar proves that I am indeed a badassmama.
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Each day, women upload photos of their postpartum bodies to Instagram. Whether they're showing stretch marks, sagging skin, or C-sections scars, these images are beautiful—and they celebrate the feat of pregnancy and new motherhood. Postpartum bodies are different but show the beauty of being given the chance to bring life into this world. Countless other mothers—like Dancing With the Stars performer Peta Murgatroyd and plus-size model Tess Holliday—have shared their postpartum experiences. These women have embraced honesty—speaking candidly about how their bodies have changed and how they've learned to love these differences. I wasn't anticipating this at all At SELF, Lindsey has specialized in culture, love, and sex, but also written about health, food, fitness, and beauty. Read more. SELF does not provide medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Any information published on this website or by this brand is not intended as a substitute for medical advice, and you should not take any action before consulting with a healthcare professional.
There is no denying that my C-section might have been one of the worst experiences of my life. But at the same time, it was one of the most wonderful. The surgery can be a lot to wade through mentally, physically, and spiritually for a new mom. For me, it was no different. I really, really wanted to have a vaginal childbirth. When friends came over, I would explain to them with a snarky smile that the baby was born in this room. Instead, what I got was a bit of a harsh reality check—a doctor telling me that due to oligohydramnios , or low amniotic fluid, a C-section was imperative. But on the other, very bright side, the result was a beautiful and healthy baby boy.