Meg Bogs je započela svoju misiju redefinisanja percepcije ženskog tela nakon porođaja.

Ukoliko bi mogla dve stvari da kaže mamama na putu ljubavi prema sebi, to bi bilo "gledajte u ogledalo" i "slikajte se sa decom"

Prvih nekoliko meseci ova blogerka nije želela da se slika sa ćerkom, a sada žali što to nije radila, jer bi to njena ćerka sigurno volela da vidi.

Nakon sedam meseci od porođaja ona se i dalje suočavala sa negativnom slikom svog tela. Osećala se loše jer ne izgleda onako kao trudnice i novopečene mame sa instagrama. "Gledala sam savršene stomačiće i nisam mogla da se osetim lepo, jer moj nije bio ni blizu perfekcije", rekla je blogerka. 

Sa namerom da se poveže sa ženama sličnim sebi, napravila je blog na kom deli fotografije svog postporođajnog tela. "Na moje iznenađenje, poruka koju sam slala primljena je pozitivno. Kulminacija ovog bloga se desila kada je još 25 majki podelilo svoje iskustvo sa postporođajnim telom, depresijom i anksioznošću, uz heštag #This_is_postpartum na Instagramu.

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#this_is_postpartum⁣ ⁣ “You’re promoting an unhealthy lifestyle and morbid obesity.”⁣ ⁣ “Pregnancy didn’t do that to you.”⁣ ⁣ “You might want to try diet and exercise.”⁣ ⁣ “It’s about being healthy for your child, you’ll die soon living so unhealthy!”⁣ ⁣ UNHEALTHY.⁣ ⁣ It’s the word that is constantly thrown at me the minute even a sliver of my skin shows.⁣ And the reason I felt so ashamed of my body, especially after I gave birth and my weight returned after years of torturing myself to get it off.⁣ Why I felt the need to avoid mirrors and photos.⁣ Why I felt undeserving and unworthy to say this is postpartum for me.⁣ The fear of these words stopped me from living.⁣ ⁣ These notifications still buzz on my phone and the whispers still fill messages all regarding my size and my weight.⁣ ⁣ All pointing at a photo. At a mother. At a quick glance at one life that is *trying* to be her best and coming up short based on the twisted societal views of beauty and health and the “typical” version of postpartum.⁣ ⁣ But a body like mine IS a postpartum body.⁣ And I deserve to celebrate it.⁣ And I will continue to do so.⁣ This needs no explanation.⁣ This postpartum body is the strongest now that it has EVER been.⁣ This postpartum body shows up multiple times a week to lift heavy weights, has competed, and will compete again next month. (And I’m proud to admit that my total volume per workout is around 11,000 pounds, but whose counting, right?)⁣ ⁣ So I’ll try and say this as clear as possible.⁣ ⁣ All. Postpartum. Bodies. Deserve. To. Be. Celebrated. No. Matter. How. They. Look.⁣ ⁣ And not harassed or ridiculed for being proud of all that they are and all that they have done.⁣ ⁣ Postpartum looks different on every mama. Which makes it beautiful and wonderful and magical and all-the-exciting-happy-powerful-words-combined-into-one-because-MOM-BODS-ARE-THE-BOMB-DOT-COM!⁣ ⁣ Whew.⁣ *wipes sweat*⁣ ⁣ So, today, let’s celebrate you.⁣ And me.⁣ And her.⁣ And ALL of us.⁣ Let’s celebrate our similarities, our differences, & all the little things in between that make each of us so incredibly unique.⁣ ⁣ Because this is postpartum, and so is @thegarciadiaries journey.

Објава коју дели Meg Boggs (@meg.boggs) дана 10. Мај 2019. у 10:02 PDT

Jedna od 25 mami koje su se pridružile Meg, bila je Ešli Dorou. Za nju je ovo bila prilika da pokaže drugim majkama da nisu same. Borila se sa anksioznošću i depresijom nakon rođenja ćerke sa kongenitalnim defektima srca. "Moj glavni fokus svakoga dana bio je da ona preživi i da joj dan bude savršen", rekla je jednom prilikom. Nakon drugog porođaja, susrela se i sa postporođajnom depresijom i osećajem konstantog preživljavanja, koji se pretvorio u bes. 

Megina platforma ju je podstakla da ohrabri druge žene da kopaju dublje i pronađu u sebi ljubav i ono što je zaista važno. "Kada se pogledam u ogledalo, u svoj stomak, osećam se kao da mi je telo malo uništeno. Želim samo da pokažem ženama da je normalno da se tako osećaju, ali da ipak ne dozvole da ih to definiše", rekla je. 

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#this_is_postpartum Hey, you. I know what it feels like to look in the mirror and feel disgusted, worthless, broken. To cry for no reason. To feel too proud to ask for help. To have unexplainable feelings of hopelessness, anger, and resentment. To have all of your expectations of what you think motherhood is going to be like ripped apart. All of these experiences we go through... they DO make us stronger. But why doesn’t it feel that way? Why isn’t it celebrated? Why can’t we glamorize ALL body types and all seasons of life? What is this insane pressure we feel to make everything perfect? I grew up with no one in the media who looked like me, in a society where no one talks openly about depression and anxiety. Today, I’m sharing this for the teenage girl who punishes herself with diets and exercise because she doesn’t look like what she sees on TV. Today, I share this for the mama who is putting so much pressure on herself to “snap back” to her pre-baby weight. I’m sharing this for the plus size women, mamas and mama’s to be who have always been greatly underrepresented in the media. And for the person who thinks they might need help but is afraid to admit it... this is for you. I’ve been you, and I’m here to tell you it’s okay. I’m sharing this for YOU, no matter your gender, size, shape, or race. The good, the bad, the ugly... this is us. This is about finding the beauty in everything around you, your children, your life, and the journey. Getting the help you need even if you don’t think you do. I’m here for you. We’re all here for you. You. Are. Enough. This is postpartum, and so is this: @sidelinesocialite

Објава коју дели Ashley Dorough (@ashley_dorough) дана 10. Мај 2019. у 10:01 PDT

Dizajr Fortin je mama koja je znala da će trojke koje nosi totalno promeniti njeno telo. S obzirom na borbu sa neplodnošću, jedino što joj je bilo važno jeste da postane majka. Nakon porođaja, kada su na telu ostali višak kože i strije, znala je da mora da promeni perspektivu iz koje posmatra sebe. Zato je započela sa pisanjem i pričom o prihvatanju svog tela. "Ovi ožiljci su mapa mog majčinstva. Predstavljaju ova tri mala čuda koja ne bih imala da nisam prošla taj čitav proces neplodnosti." Ova perspektiva pomogla joj je da pronađe lepotu u svakom ožiljku na svom telu. Sve ih naziva "rane nade" jer predstavljaju ono za šta se toliko dugo molila. 

Na ovaj način želela je da ohrabri sve žene da vole sebe i da dele sopstvene priče.

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#this_is_postpartum • I was a couple years into my infertility journey when a close friend called me in pure devastation because her baby was breach and she was going to have to have a c-section. She had a birth plan and she was terrified of surgery itself, not to mention the c-section recovery and what it would mean for her body. • I wish I could tell you I understood and empathized with her, but more than anything I was jealous. I would have had 10 c-sections just to have a baby. It didn’t matter what would happen to my body, what the recovery looked like, I just wanted to be a Mom. Perhaps I was the wrong person to share those struggles with. • “For every woman unhappy with her postpartum marks, there is one wishing she had them.” • I once was her, the "one," waiting, wishing, hoping to be a Mother. Finding out I was finally going to be a Mom was one most incredible feelings. It didn't matter whether I was going to give birth naturally or have a cesarean. And it didn't matter that my body was going to change drastically. I was finally going to be a Mom, let alone to triplets. • And as expected my body changed quite drastically. But I also changed. I see more beauty now than I ever have before in my own flesh and skin. My body represents the power of the female body and the miracle of carrying three babies. • There is empowerment for yourself in loving yourself. Our postpartum marks are stories of hope, stories of love, and sadly, sometimes stories of loss. There is so much beauty in our Mom bodies because above all they represent life, our children, and the undeniable love we have for them. Yet, they are often incredibly hard for us to love at times. • Shifting your perspective is incredibly important. Finding value and self love in who your are is a gift. Celebrating your body for exactly what it is is one of the most liberating feelings. • To the woman who carried a baby in her womb, you are postpartum. I am postpartum. Together we rise and celebrate postpartum bodies because there is ALWAYS beauty there. And sometimes we simply need to find it. • This is postpartum, and so is @katiemcrenshaw

Објава коју дели Desiree Fortin (@theperfectmom) дана 10. Мај 2019. у 10:00 PDT

Betani Garsiju su suprug i deca inspirisali da vidi svoje telo onako kako ga oni vide - savršeno. "Otkako sam počela da verujem da sam lepa, počela sam da sve gledam pod drugačijim svetlom", rekla je mama četvoro dece. Želela je da pomogne u kreiranju sveta u kom će se njene ćerke osećati prelepo. Svim ženama poručuje: "Prelepe ste, bez obzira na ono što vam društvo nameće."

Pre rođenja četvrtog deteta, ova mama je imala pobačaj, te je osetila i fizičku i emotivnu traumu. Iako je pobačaj česta stvar, nije mogla da suzbije osećaj da ju je telo izdalo. Upravo zato se odlučila da govori o tome i podstiče žene da vole same sebe.

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#this_is_postpartum⠀ ⠀ While looking for some old photos in my camera roll the other night, I came across some really disturbing images that literally took my breath away. I could barely breathe for a few seconds as I realized that the woman in these images was drowning in postpartum depression and anxiety, obsessed with her weight, constantly stepping on the scale and hating herself, taking photos of her stomach every single day just praying to see a difference, starving herself, trying all the latest fads like waist trainers and tummy teas...⠀ ⠀ She had two baby girls. She had a husband that loved her. And yet, she hated every single thing about herself. I look back on these images and I can see the sadness in her eyes. I can feel her pain through the screen. I look at her body and I want to shake her and scream "YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL. YOU ARE ENOUGH."⠀ ⠀ So here is my before and after (and not like the ones you normally see here on Instagram). Before, I was depressed and anxious. I was disgusted with my body and obsessed with my weight. I was on a journey to lose inches and pounds and be skinny again.⠀ ⠀ And now I'm on a journey of self love and acceptance. I still have insecurities, but I am grateful for my body and my only current goals are to be happy and healthy.⠀ ⠀ I ditched the scale. I ditched the waist trainer. I ditched the teas and the wraps. I set out to love and accept my skin and stretch marks and extra weight.⠀ ⠀ For the past several months, as I've been on this journey, I've been saying I'm Sorry to my body and myself.⠀ ⠀ Today, I say... I Forgive You.⠀ ⠀ Head to @taydools for her #this_is_postpartum story.

Објава коју дели Bethanie Garcia (@thegarciadiaries) дана 10. Мај 2019. у 10:00 PDT

Za Meg Bogs i ostalih 25 žena, jedini način da se ovo postporođajno iskustvo normalizuje jeste da se istakne i da se govori o tome. Nekada ljudi mogu da vam izazovu bol, ali Bogsova kaže: "Mogu dobiti stotine negativnih komentara, ali će uvek postojati ta jedna poruka podrške, koja me održava i podseća me da zaista vredim."

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