PICS: New mom shares how her stomach changed hours and days after giving birth

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Ellie Bullen. (PHOTO: Instagram/@elsas_wholesomelife)
Ellie Bullen. (PHOTO: Instagram/@elsas_wholesomelife)

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."

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.

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.

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“'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.

Source: Mamamia, Instagram, DailyMail 

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