“Your stretch marks do not define you, your scar does not define you”, the importance of loving after childbirth

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All mothers are aware when pregnancy begins that their body is going to undergo some changes, although not everyone knows the magnitude of them. The body will generate life and sometimes that means that in some way mom’s physique changes.

This time it was the young British Emily Marson who, after giving birth to twins, last December, wanted to send a message to all women to encourage them to love their postpartum figure , whatever it may be. Since each stria , each scar, are the marks that something precious happened in there and gave life to the best that surrounds us now.

Emily’s little ones are now almost four months old and their proud mom shares her day to day social media . Amid so much happiness, she has paused, a little reflection, to explain that even though her body is no longer what it was, every stria or even the scar of her caesarean section is worthwhile.

This message has been shared via Instagram and has quickly gone viral. The publication already has more than 1,700 likes and more than 160 comments and says well (English translation):

You are amazing, you are a mother and you are the light of your baby’s eyes. I wanted to share this to show the reality of our bodies and that it’s okay not to be perfect because in their eyes you are exactly that. “


Okay, this is quite a personal post but I am now 4 months postpartum and beginning to embrace what my body has become, I’ve housed two beautiful babies for 36 weeks and breastfed for 5 weeks. My pregnancy wasn’t exactly an easy ride these boys wanted to come out early and I was hospitalised a few times because of dehydration and early contractions, our bodies go through a lot, a lot of change and your body is put through an enormous amount and I am so proud of myself that I carried such beautiful children and gave them food, warmth and most importantly all the love that I never thought I had. With a scar that I will have for the rest of my life is a tiny sacrifice for a lifetime of beautiful memories with my family. Your stretch marks DO NOT define you, your scar DOES NOT define you, your flab DOES NOT define you. You are incredible, you are a mother and you are the light of your babies eyes. I wanted to share this to show the reality of our bodies and that it’s okay not to be perfect because in their eyes you are exactly that. #identicaltwins #twins #csectionrecovery #babies #brave #scar #csectionstrong #stretchmarks #beautiful #perfect

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Emily’s goal is to encourage us to see beyond aesthetics, to ignore those little details that can make us ashamed of our bodies and love us, because those marks are a sign of something as big as motherhood.

Mom’s body after delivery

The truth is that after the birth the body must have a recovery, and this will be more or less slow depending on whether the baby is born vaginally or by cesarean section.

Some of the changes that the body can experience after giving birth can be:

  • Stretch marks : the truth is that sometimes, even if a lot of cream is used, it can appear. This will also depend on the size of the baby, the flexibility of the skin or whether the pregnancy is multiple.
  • Excessive sweating .
  • The gut reduces its size immediately at the baby’s exit, obviously, but it will be flaccid .
  • You will notice a change in the chest caused by the spread of the milk , both in size and in coloration.
  • You probably notice a decrease in the volume of your hair .
  • From the strong and long nails of pregnancy you will pass to the brittle nails.

Changes yes, but are they not worth it?


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