Candid photo project: how to actually look women after childbirthPictolic
The Internet is full of pictures of beautiful women on the last months of pregnancy, but what happens then? Quickly whether the shape returns to normal and returns at all?
Photographer Natalie McCain gave perhaps one of the most honest photo project, showing seven women, new mothers, without any photoshop. They are under daily pressure from society that requires a week after giving birth to look like a beauty from the catwalks. But they are beautiful. And it's hard to argue.
Photo project "Honest body" is the cry of the soul. After birth, newborns in addition to kids, women have to think about stretch marks and return your body to normal. But what is the norm?
Women should just get out of the house, as here, there is a lot of good advisers telling about the miraculous diets and celebrities who have lost weight after giving birth in a few weeks.
Of course, there are women who are very quickly lose weight after childbirth, but this rule does not apply at all. Many are forced to use photoshop and to wear closed clothes to match the expectations of the society.
"One morning I got out of the shower and approached the mirror to look how different my body is after giving birth. I saw crimson uneven stretching, and I blurted out something like, "Wow!" When I gave birth to my first child, this was not.
I called the husband, he also appreciated my figure, and he said, "Cool."
"I remember what a beautiful flat stomach I had? — I asked him, realizing that the figure is unlikely to return to past form. To which he replied: "Yes, but we didn't have two amazing sons"".
"My body during pregnancy I loved much more than what you have now. I look at myself after the second cesarean, and I'm sad the streamers. I hope with time I'll get over it.
But when I feed my baby, I feel like a goddess. Will see what the female body is amazing!"
"The most difficult part of postpartum recovery for me was the aching pain in the abdomen and joints. I was all knotted just thinking about it.
Had to use a bottle of water instead of toilet paper, the bleeding lasted over a month, besides the swelling and bruising after the second birth was more. But I recovered in five weeks — with the first baby it took a week or two more."