Having a baby is an absolute miracle, and while it's all totally worth it, there’s no doubt that doing so changes your body forever.
Laura Mazza, who blogs at The Mum on the Run, knows all too well what it’s like to look back fondly on your pre-baby body.
via: FacebookBut she also knows that looks can be deceiving, and there there’s so much more to life and happiness than a number on a scale or an image in the mirror.
She's certainly not alone in looking experiencing a longing for her pre-baby body.a very popular hashtag on Instagram that allows women to share (or memorialize?) their bodies. It also serves as inspiration for moms to work to get their old bodies back after pregnancy can take its toll.
While the photos can be inspirational, they also feature women during a vulnerable time.
However, Laura found a reason compelling her to go through with posting pictures of herself, vulnerability and all.She did it to support others. One look at her Facebook page and you'll see she's got a history of this sort of selfless behavior. She's sharing her struggles, big and small, to let other moms know they're not alone.
Sometimes the posts are mundane, much like the life of a parent can be. Others touch on feelings, either specific or existential.It's not all drama and glamour in her life, nor is it in ours. However, she was able to make some very big waves and even kick up some drama with a post that bared all in a very literal sense. Check out the shots and the reaction on the next page!
In a recent Facebook post, she shared a before and after photo showing her weight gain since becoming a parent, but it came with a very important message.
via: FacebookThe pictures speak volumes, but she carried a message with them anyway.