Triplet Mama Shares Raw Reality Of Postpartum Body Image

Triplet mama Maria Jorstad shows the reality of postpartum body issuesTriplet mama Maria Jorstad wowed us with her pregnancy pictures before the babies were born, and she’s doing it once again as she shows the reality of postpartum bodies.

We loved following Maria Jorstad from Copenhagen as she documented her pregnancy with three precious little ones. She shared realistic photos about carrying triplets, and didn’t sugarcoat anything with just how hard that was.

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Now, a month after the babies–Iben, Agnes and Filip–were born, she’s still sharing realistic pictures of motherhood, telling mothers everywhere that not only was there extreme pain with C-sections, but breast engorgement is highly uncomfortable as well. Additionally, she’s been sharing honest pictures of what a woman’s body looks like after carrying three humans around.

Jorstad said that sharing belly pics before the babies were born was to show the reality of pregnancy, and that it was only natural to share weekly pictures of her belly after giving birth too.

A week after the babies were born, Jorstad said that her belly was still pretty heavy as her uterus had not shrunk back much and that her C-section scar was hurting. She was also honest in telling followers that she was really impatient to have her pre-baby body back.

Supporters from around the world have lifted Jorstad up as she goes through the range of emotions that comes to mothers after they give birth, telling her that she looks amazing and reminding her to give herself time. She says the support she’s received has been really touching.

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#postpartumbody โ € 4 weeks after the birth of my triplets. ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿผ โ € I still have a weird looking hanging belly, and I am a bit surprised it has not gotten smaller since my last picture three weeks ago. Kind of disappointing I must admit, and I am not too happy to share this picture. On the positive side the c-section scar doesnโ€™t hurt anymore, and in the last two days Iโ€™ve almost felt like myself again! Except for this heavy sagging belly that is. ๐Ÿ˜† Iโ€™ve been waiting for some belly bands that were shipped from the US several weeks ago, and they will finally arrive tomorrow. Canโ€™t wait to try them on and see if they have any effect! โ € โ € #triplets #postpartum #impatient

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She believes that sharing the pictures, as well as her unhappy feelings toward her body’s return to ‘normal,’ opens up conversations that we need to have about what’s previously been considered taboo–pregnancy and postpartum days are hard!

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This really is a rollercoaster ride! From feeling good one day and thinking Iโ€™m back to normal, to feeling really shitty the next. ๐Ÿ˜ญ The breastfeeding, pumping and lack of sleep and rest is taking its toll on me, and Iโ€™ve had several dizziness and nausea spells during the last week. First time at a Sunday walk in the park amongst lots of families enjoying the sun – which was kind of a nightmare. ๐Ÿ™ˆ And now Iโ€™ve gotten the horrible breast and nipple trush, just when Iโ€™ve finished the antibiotics for the mastitis. I donโ€™t want to complain all the time and have people feeling sorry for me, but Iโ€™ve made this Instagram profile to give the honest picture – so here it is! ๐Ÿค— But, this too shall pass. โ € โ € #tripletmom #gettingreal

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Jorstad is showing followers that a dissatisfaction with body image postpartum is not uncommon in women, and reassuring to other mothers who feel that same discontent that it’s okay and has nothing to do with their gratitude for being moms. For that, we applaud her and wish her the very best as well!

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