Courtesy of Julie Bhosale
Nutritionist Julie Bhosale was sick of society's obsession with "bouncing back" after childbirth, so she decided to show what REAL women look like 24 hours, two days and even 14 weeks after giving birth.
"I am a mother. I am tired, broken and sore. I have lumps, bumps, marks and jiggly bits," she writes in a post on her blog, which documents her post-baby body after welcoming a second son in January.
(Photo Credit: Courtesy of Julie Bhosale)
"I fought to conceive him. Put my body through assisted reproductive therapy...Photographs do not tell the full story," she details of her pregnancy battle. "I could barely walk. I was induced early just to get my son out as every day he was in me was another day I had to fight to keeping carrying him."
The former marathoner hopes that her deeply personal photos will inspire other moms to love themselves, even though their bodies will never be the same again.
"You may not look like the next Victoria’s Secret Underwear model, but focus on how you feel," she writes. "Be kind to yourself and your body...There is no one to compare yourself too."