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July 9, 2013

Expectations After Pregnancy

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There's a lot of pressure on women to look a particular way, and women who've just given birth are particularly under pressure. Their bodies go through so much during nine months: throwing up, being sapped of nutrients and minerals (baby has first choice after one eats), having your small intestine crushed against your diaphragm, and seeing your belly stretch at least twice as much as normal being only a few of the effects. And yet, after these taxing times, women are expected to have the svelte and slim bodies they possessed before, much like the Victoria's Secret models who seem to be sexier after their births than ever. This is, of course, an unrealistic expectation of the women who are raising the next generation. At least this one photographer is hoping to show how beautiful mothers' bodies are after their pregnancies.

Image is a screencap from Huffington Post's article.

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