Während einer Schwangerschaft und der Geburt macht der Körper Unglaubliches durch. Es sind neun Monate, in denen sich Leben bildet. Klar also, dass es nicht spurlos an uns Frauen vorbei geht.

So eine Schwangerschaft hinterlässt Dehnungsstreifen, Wassereinlagerungen, und, und, und. Dennoch herrscht ein Ideal vor, welches Frauen suggeriert, dass sie nach der Geburt gleich wieder in die alte Jeans passen müssen. Als gäbe es nichts Wichtigeres als das, was die Waage anzeigt.

Der Instagramaccount von takebackpostpartum ist deshalb Balsam für die Mamaseele. Denn hier werden natürliche, unverblümte Fotos von Mamas gezeigt, wie sie sind. Mit all ihren “Makeln”. Dazu schreibt jede Mutter dazu, wieso sie ihren Körper jetzt liebt und was sich verändert hat.

Der Account gibt uns mit Fotos und Sprüchen echt zu denken, wie beispielsweise mit diesem Satz:”Für jede Frau, die sich über ihre Schwangerschaftsstreifen beschwert, gibt es eine Frau, die schwanger werden möchte, aber nicht kann.”

Wie wahr.

•B o d y P o s i t i v e• At almost 4 months postpartum, this is my body today. I’m not one of the women who can just ‘bounce back’ after having a baby. I’ve gone back and forth I don’t know how many times about posting this photo. I’ve been trying my best not to get down about my body since having Holden, but it’s been a bit hard at times. There are days when I feel pretty good about myself, and then there are days where I don’t even want to look in the mirror. But every time I start feeling poorly about my body, I remind myself that I just GREW A HUMAN inside of me. For nearly 10 months, my body changed and grew a little more every day with a growing baby inside of it. And that feeling trumps any and all of the poor feelings I have about myself. It makes me snuggle her a little harder and look at her a little longer. Because for me, motherhood isn’t about getting my body back or being able to fit into my pre-pregnancy clothes. It’s about spending every moment possible loving on my precious babe and building that special bond with her. 🖤 Words and image by @august.bea. • • • #postpartum #postpartumbody #nobounceback #thisisme #webothhaverolls #mombod #bodypositive #igrewahumaninthere #takebackpostpartum

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“I still don’t think I have really come to terms with my new body, while it’s easy to adopt the attitude ‘out of sight, out of mind’ – they are definitely not out of mind. It’s selfish I know, others are having issues falling pregnant and I’m moaning about my stretch marks, marks which without, I wouldn’t have my kids. I am truly grateful for my children. My stretch marks are bad. They look like I’ve been attacked by a wild animal (maybe that’d be a better story to roll with). They’re deep and almost look like burns. I know they will fade over time but I think with the extent of them, it’s likely they’ll always be quite prominent. The tattoo is ruined, but I am not bothered as I hated it anyway. I heard a quote the other day, “For every woman who hates her stretch marks there is a woman wishing she had them”. It really got me thinking. Thinking about the new body I have. I am thankful everyday, don’t get me wrong. The stretch marks a part of me now, a part I am yet to fully accept. Whilst I am almost back to my pre-pregnancy weight, my body is most certainly not the same but I am OK with that. Am I really? Yes and no. I wish I didn’t have my stretch marks but they also tell a story and I now have two beautiful children to show for it. It’s funny because I weigh the same but I am different size and body shape now, my boobs went from a C to a DD and I am not even breastfeeding anymore. I don’t fit any of my old clothes and I can’t stand anything that is tight fitting, although I never did, to be honest. 3 months on from baby #2 and I don’t think I can say I ‘love’ my body but I am coming to terms with the fact that this is my body now. Not everybody gets stretch marks, yay you. I did, and it’s really not the end of the world. It’s my body, there is fuck all I can do to change it so I just have to deal with it and learn to accept it. So here I am, baring it all to you. If anybody else is in the same boat you’ll now you are not alone. It’s tough, I won’t lie. I feel sad when I see people bounce back from their pregnancies. I don’t wish for a perfect body, I just wish I could be comfortable and confident in myself. It will come with time I am sure.” @jessbovey

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