Mother shares selfies in days following caesarean to spread an important message

Jessica Brown@Jessica_E_Brown
Tuesday 13 June 2017 14:00
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Sometimes, with all the talk of diets and "beach bodies," we can easily get caught up with unrealistic expectations of what we 'should' look like.

Australian mum and blogger Mel Watts uploaded two photos on Instagram, one of her 30 weeks into her pregnancy, and one four days after giving birth via caesarean section.

She wrote that, while her body is “filled with stretch marks and dimples,” it also gave her another life: her baby son.

AKA, this little bundle of cute:

Watts wrote:

So many times I've doubted my body, so many times I've pinched and pulled at sections that I didn't like. In reality this body has done everything I'd ever want it to do. Sure it's not magazine or swimsuit worthy to some. But to me and my husband, it's the place that grew our babies. It's the place that everything we love most started.

She wrote a follow-up post urging everyone to help spread body positivity:

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