This is what real women look like after pregnancy

This is what real women look like after pregnancy

A professional photographer set out to show that all women’s post-pregnancy bodies are worthy of admiration in their natural form, after a photo of her own post-baby body went viral.

“I hadn’t seen any celebrated post-birth bodies that were the ones that didn’t bounce back,” American photographer Jade Beall says. “I gained 80 lbs. and lost 30, so I was 50 lbs. overweight – heavier than I’d ever been. I realized that I had this different body that I could photograph to celebrate a different shape. I didn’t realize that people would like it so much and that it would be an emotional catalyst for a lot of women once I posted them.”

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Jade Beall posts most of her photographs on her Facebook. All images are credited to Jade Beall.

The photos
"The beautiful Rachel, mother of two"
“The beautiful Rachel, mother of two”
"Real women's bodies"
“Real women’s bodies”
"Real mother"
“Real mother”
"The freakin' gorgeous Sarah (image censored for FB), mother of 4, heartbreakingly widowed earlier this year"
“The freakin’ gorgeous Sarah (image censored for FB), mother of 4, heartbreakingly widowed earlier this year”
"Susan, mother of two"
“Susan, mother of two”
"Phoenix and Samantha, both mothers of one"
“Phoenix and Samantha, both mothers of one”
maternity & infant