Watch her belly bounce back.
Australian blogger Ellie Bullen shared her postpartum body with the world and showcased how the body changes after giving birth.
The 27-year-old nutritionist and dietician posted graphic snaps of what her body really looked like in the hours and days after giving birth, Mamamia reports.
The blogger told the publication she posted the photos after receiving tremendous support for sharing realistic selfies of her postpartum body in her Instagram stories.
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“I think it’s important so that other women can learn and have realistic expectations for themselves one day. I also think it’s empowering to show how amazing a woman’s body is post pregnancy," she said
"We see so many pregnant bellies all over Instagram but after birth it’s rare to see postpartum bellies."
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The moment we met you ? realising it was you in there all along ?? reaching down to pull you onto my chest was the most mind blowing and surreal feeling, realising there’s an actual mini human coming into this world. We kept the gender a surprise and in these moments it wasn’t even on my mind. It’s funny, in the beginning I wanted to believe we were having a girl, but as the months progressed I felt more and more like you were going to be a boy so when Alex called “it’s a boy” I didn’t feel surprised. I always wondered what you would look like, (I mean the constant heart burn kinda gave your head of hair away ??). We’re learning more and more about you Bowie, everyday, just as you are us. ??
Ellie’s son, Bowie Watson, was born earlier
this month to her and her husband, Alex Watson.
“Images of my body two hours post birth, two days post birth, four days post birth and one week post birth," she captioned the post on her Instagram page.
"I wanted to share because I think it’s something as a first time mom that you’re not really prepared for. We’re so used to seeing images of women with snatched waists just after having a baby.
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A week out in the world ????? I wanted to celebrate 1 week postpartum by recreating the shoot I did when we were 40 weeks pregnant. It’s mind blowing what the body can do and how much it can change in just 1 week. SWIPE ???? for some #real and #raw images of my body 2 hours post birth, 2 days post birth, 4 days post birth and 1 week post birth. I wanted to share because I think it’s something as a first time mum that you’re not really prepared for. We’re so used to seeing images of women with snatched waists just after having a baby. Personally it made me feel a lil queazy feeling my squishy belly in those first few days and I even had a nightmare on the first night post birth that someone was chasing me trying to poke it. The uterus takes weeks to shrink back down, stimulated by oxytocin released when breastfeeding, you can actually feel a dull “period pain” during feeds, it’s fascinating to see it change daily. Edit: I should also mention the cheeky lil Bowie man did decide to pee on me during this photoshoot ???????? #postpartumbody #1weekold #1weekpostpartum #newborn
Ellie explained that the uterus takes more
than a month to go back to its normal size, the DailyMail reports.
“It's fascinating to see it change daily,” she said.
Some of her more than 760 000 followers have praised the blogger’s openness about the recovery period.
“'So cool. Don't you love the human body? It's an absolute miracle. You look amazing mama,” one fan wrote.
“Thank you for sharing! I remember four days after having a baby I was so confused why I couldn't fit in even any of my ‘fat clothes’. Media gave me no preparation that your belly sticks around for a bit after having a baby,” another concluded.