In the past I’ve gotten comments on viral “mom body” posts like… “babies didn’t do that to her body”, or “this isn’t postpartum, she didn’t JUST have a baby.”⠀
And you know. It’s true.
This isn’t my body after having babies.
This is my body after…
Cross country moves.
Delicious meals with good friends….
Irreplaceable travel experiences….
AND growing, birthing and breastfeeding three babies.
So, yeah. This isn’t a “mom body”.
It’s much more. It carried me through three decades of the human experience.
Let’s stop qualifying perceived flaws. Imperfections aren’t more beautiful or acceptable because someone produced a child. There’s no moral hierarchy.
Each of our bodies have taken us to great heights regardless of whether we have or ever will carry a baby.
Your body is good and necessary and honorable and the least interesting thing about your existence.