This Mom Will Inspire YOU to Celebrate Your Post-Baby Body!

This Mom Will Inspire YOU to Celebrate Your Post-Baby Body!

There’s an Australian blogger who’s been making headlines in the media world, and we couldn’t be happier for her! It’s not because of some celebrity gossip or a DIY tip. It’s because she is boldly---and beautifully---showing off her post-baby body.

As a mother of two (two kids under 2, at that!) Laura Mazza has been sharing before and after pics. Shots of what she looked like when she obsessed over her body prior to conceiving and what she looks like now that her babies are here.

"Stretch marks. A droopy belly button. Thicker, not many bones protruding, but more dimples that represent cellulite. People don't want to see this photo. All of a sudden [it's] not okay. It's not pleasing to the eye anymore. It's not a body to be admired.”

Lazza goes on to share that as she was working to look like she did prior to her pregnancy, she wasn’t very happy. "But still I looked at this photo, this image of myself, like I was fat," Mazza says. "There was nothing wrong with the way I looked. My body was mine." 

She’s right. And inspiring.

If you are a new mom with baby weight and it’s got you feeling some type of way, think of what Mazza said and read what we have to say about it too. A woman who can carry and (whew!) deliver a baby is a BOSS! And that automatically makes her one of the most beautiful women on the planet. No matter what her size is!

You’re a woman. Not a Barbie doll.

If you do some digging around, apparently the average size of a woman (in America) is around 14. So already that should put your mind at ease before, during and following your pregnancy. But even if you are larger than that, especially during the first six months after having your baby, go easy on yourself. Women have babies. Barbie dolls are for play time. For the record, if you really look hard at them, they look anatomically creepy anyway.

Seasons are always changing

You’re not supposed to look like you did in high school. Just like the weather has seasons, so do our bodies. The key is to embrace what each season brings. Take your breasts. It’s a misconception that all moms (even the ones who breastfeed) will end up with sagging breasts after giving birth. But they will change. They will get larger, you might have stretch marks and your areolas may get darker. But again, if you’re feeding your child, do you know how good of a mother you are and how mind-blowing your capabilities are too? Rather than wishing your body was what it used to be, love it for what it is and what it can do. Pregnant women and new moms are bosses in every sense of the word!

Your man thinks you’re a total rock star!

Women are much harder on their bodies than men are. Don’t believe us? Ask your man what he really thinks about your body after giving birth. We’ve heard many say that they find the mother of their children to be sexier than ever because they were able to do something that a man cannot. Plus, they were the one to bring their son or daughter into the world. If that means a bigger tummy or some stretch marks, so be it. (If only more of us looked at it that way, right?)

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