Friday, May 2, 2014

Motherhood: Embracing The Post Baby Body


I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made, your works are wonderful and I know that full well...Psalm 139;14

Whenever I look around, staring atimes into different faces, I am awed by the artistic brilliance of God. Beautiful people are everywhere from well chiselled faces to fine jaws, there seem to be no end to God’s ability to show off beauty in variation. Everyone is distinct in his own way.

Most times, this beauty fades and what remains is who we are on the inside. I looked at some pictures I took some years back and I have to agree I have changed a little. However, much as this reminds me that beauty is not eternal, I have come to embrace the changes in a matured way, I love the story my ‘not so white’ eyes tell, I know my skin might not always feel baby soft.

Motherhood has agreed with some women more than it does others.  One would wonder however at the recent wave of celebs, showing perfect abs and bodies after a few months or weeks of pregnancy, if that is what holds for the average woman.  Well, what can I say? Science keeps getting better but nature can’t be held back.

I came across an article on a photographer,Jade Beall who undertook a project to show off the real post body baby and I felt it nice to share as i have never seen anything that captures this stage of a woman's life better.

It is a reminder of how beautiful imperfect is. I hope a mum reads this and stops beating herself up.

You can read the article here
Rachel had her first child at the age of 30 and describes the 'pure bliss' after the pain of giving birth
Rachel had her first child at the age of 30 and describes the 'pure bliss' after the pain of giving birth
A splash of colour from Kendra, 36, with her baby daughter
A splash of colour from Kendra, 36, with her baby daughter


Mother-of-two Gail, 44, credits the photos with helping her recover her self-esteem after battling cancer
Mother-of-two Gail, 44, credits the photos with helping her recover her self-esteem after battling cancer

Women like mother-of-two Christina, 30, said that after posing for Beall they appreciated the beauty of their bodies much more
Women like mother-of-two Christina, 30, said that after posing for Beall they appreciated the beauty of their bodies much more


Chris, 52, posed with her 21 year old daughter Loren and says her idea of beauty changed over the years
Chris, 52, posed with her 21 year old daughter Loren and says her idea of beauty changed over the years


You can read the article here

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