Olivia White inspires others to accept their post-baby bodies with an empowering post about self-acceptance
It's no secret that your body transforms after giving birth. Though some women may aspire to get to their pre-baby selves and weight ASAP, this mommy blogger is totally fine with her body just the way it is. Olivia White, who runs a mothering and lifestyle blog, showed the world that she is proud of her post-baby body by posting a naked selfie that's gone viral.
Puffy face, droopy milk filled boobs, wider hips and belly full of stretch marks!! That's my post baby reality, no 'bouncing back' here! And you know what? I couldn't give a shit! Because I'm not the same person I was before I had babies, so why would would I want my body to reflect something and someone I no longer am? Those droopy boobs fed my babies and grew them up big and strong Those hips and rippled belly was home to my little babes for 9 months it might not be the 'transformation' body so many ogle or aspire to! And sure, some days I wish it didn't jiggle so much and was a bit 'firmer' but then I just remember the awesome shit it's done and cut myself some slack and go eat a cheeseburger, because we earned it: @sleepinggrace
"Puffy face, droopy milk filled boobs, wider hips and belly full of stretch marks!! That's my post-baby reality, no 'bouncing back' here!" she writes. "And you know what? I couldn't give a sh*t!" (It's not exactly the same as baring it all, but these celebs who went without makeup for their selfies are also proving the power of loving yourself in your natural state.)
White zeros in on the totally real effects pregnancy had on her body, expressing how proud she is for everything her body has been able to accomplish. "Those droopy boobs fed my babies and grew them up big and strong," she writes. "Those hips and rippled belly was home to my little babes for 9 months."
This is not exactly the same kind of transformation you're used to seeing pop up on your news feeds (Hi, 'Fit Moms'! How Is a 6-pack While Pregnant Even Possible? ), but there's something real, raw, and respectable about White's take. "Sure, some days I wish it didn't juggle so much and was a bit 'firmer'," White confesses before adding, "then I just remember the awesome sh*t it's done, and cut myself some slack and go eat a cheeseburger because we earned it."