The Post Partum Baby Bump: The Truth Revealed with Pictures

by Mrs. BWF on February 18, 2012

I recently posted this picture and poem that beautifully put the shame of stretch marks into a different perspective. I also wrote this post about the unique shape of a woman’s body and also recently blogged about the beauty of a pregnant women. We are women, we are amazing, beautiful, strong and create miracles!

Yet, we are incredibly hard on ourselves.

Many women express concerns about their bodies and the changes they go through when pregnant. There is fear, shame and wonder of the unknown. Our post partum bodies are unique as our pre-pregnancy bodies. It will vary woman to woman. The shape you are pre-pregnancy, how much you grew during your pregnancy and how your body responds post partum. It can take time. You grew a baby 9-10 months, most women will not look the way they did pre-pregnancy over night (some do though).

Here’s the thing. During your pregnancy and post partum…take care of you. Eat healthy, laugh, go on walks when you are able to again, enjoy time with friends, get out of the house. Love life and love yourself.

So, to know what you may expect and that you are not alone, I unveil Post Partum Baby Bumps!

Racing Stripes, 4 children

PP after twins

19 months PP, 3 kids, short body

10 months PP, first child

10 months PP, 4th child

8 days post partum

5.5 months PP, 2nd child

Learning to love her PP body

10 months PP, after 2nd child

One week post partum

“It’s also helpful to realize that this very body that we have, that’s sitting right here right now…with its aches and its pleasures…is exactly what we need to be fully human, fully awake, fully alive.” -Pema Chodron

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