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body after baby

Not a doctor, nor full-body coverage, nor society's perception of what a woman wearing a bikini should dictate how I feel.
“No, this isn't a before and after shot of weight loss. But it is a victory story.”
The first few months after birth is truly a precious time.
My postpartum body was literally bruised and battered. My distracting enormous but adorable baby bump had been deflated and I was left with mush, bruising, swollen ankles and healing from a c-section. I had this sadness for my body. I felt so badly for it with the state it was in, and at the same time was so grateful for what it had done