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El cuerpo posparto tiene algo mejor que el glamour de las revistas: estas fotos lo confirman

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Si buscas el hashtag «postparto» en Instagram, ¿sabes con qué te vas a encontrar? Con un sinfín de fotos de madres haciendo ejercicio para recuperar su figura, mujeres que muestran su pérdida de peso con fotos del antes y el después.

Las celebridades, como Kate Middleton, que se muestran radiantes a solo horas de dar a luz, o las portadas de revistas que destacan a una famosa y nueva madre en bikini para mostrar cómo bajó de peso después del parto transmiten una imagen engañosa de lo que es el cuerpo de una madre después de tener un bebé. Por eso January Harshe, una bloguera americana, decidió tomar la palabra para darle un nuevo, y real, significado.

En su blog ella escribió:

«El posparto está lleno de hormonas, poco sueño, modo de supervivencia, e intentar descifrar un millón de cosas distintas con nuestros nuevos bebés (y posiblemente niños y adolescentes encima). Es intentar amamantar, trabajar en la relación o matrimonio, y darle tiempo a nuestros cuerpos para que se sanen. Es una montaña rusa que es personal y diferente para cada persona y familia pasando por ella, pero también es lo suficientemente similar que la mayoría de nosotras se puede sentir identificada en algún nivel.

RECUPEREMOS EL POSPARTO. Somos madres y mujeres fuertes. Nuestra voz colectiva es tan fuerte que podemos sacudir el mundo entero».

Con esa misión en mente, ella comenzó Take back postpartum(recuperemos el posparto), una cuenta de Instagram en la que muestra la realidad que las revistas no revelan. Las fotos no tienen el glamour de una modelo que posa con un cuerpo «perfecto» después de tener un bebé, pero tienen un mensaje mucho más positivo: las madres de la vida real lucen naturales y eso las hace más maravillosas.

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"Well, I know a lot of you guys are probably thinking 'why would she post this picture', but, it took me 18 months to get here, 18 months to not cry when I look in the mirror, 18 months to finally feel beautiful in my own skin again! No one warns you about the dark sides of motherhood and pregnancy.. no one gives you a heads up on how much you change physically and mentally after you become a mother. It's been a long and hard postpartum ride for me.. 18 months after my first son and 5 months after my second son I feel like I can finally see the light ✨ and it genuinely feels amazing. 💖 Cheers to you mamas who are battling postpartum depression and still getting up everyday for your children! Cheers to you mamas who still cry about the marks on your skin from birthing your perfect babies! Cheer to motherhood, cheers to knowing that this too shall pass! And things will get better." 💗 @alexandrabrea_ ©2017 by Alexandra Kilmurray All rights reserved _ #motherhood #postpartum #postpartumdepression #babies #takebackpostpartum

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@ellianagilbertphotography, "This was me, 8 days postpartum. I was exhausted, sweaty, milky, crusty, still bloody, a bit sore down there, sore everywhere else in my body, my breasts were engorged and working in overdrive to support both my newborn on one side, and my 2 year old on the other - it was the only way I could nap them, so this is how we did it, I'd tandem nurse them both, and I would try to close my eyes as well, because, essentially, I would be trapped in that spot for the next 2-3 hours. This was my life for the following year, more or less. This isn't the only way to do things, certainly not the only "right" way to do things... but it's how I lived through my first year with a newborn and a toddler, and I don't regret any of it. But, god, did it ever take a toll. Almost 4 years later and I am still working to climb out of the fog that was my life back then. I'm getting into a gym regimen now, and am taking better care of my gut, and how I feed myself, I no longer breastfeed and I have my body back to myself, which is SO GREAT - even though, every time I think about nursing my girls, my heart feels pinched and swollen and I tear up. ❤ It is a time I will forever cherish and feel proud of. I look at this photo and I can just FEEL the sacrifice. I love capturing the beauty of new parents in this phase of life. The beauty in the sacrifice is unlike anything else - the rawest form of beauty there is. I am glad this photo was taken of me - even though it was just a cellphone pic. I'm grateful that someone noticed and bothered to recognize me in that moment. Ask someone to snap a pic like this of you too. Don't be shy. It's worth it. People don't think of it... You have you ask for it. You won't be sorry. You'll have that pic forever to look back on and remember what a BADASS you were during such a trying time in your life. A professional photographer is a luxury not affordable for everyone. But you can ask a close friend or relative to snap a pic with their or your phone. You won't regret it." #birthwithoutfear #takebackpostpartum

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"Why be ashamed? A life grew inside of you that gives humanity hope of change. You felt things that I as a man will never understand. Even when you first held your baby girl or boy it was nothing similar to when they lay in their father's hands. Your body changed and so did you. It became a look into the past of what you went through. You grew mentally and emotionally and your spirit was taken to places you didn't think it would ever go. Your breasts may sit differently. Your ass may not be as thick as it once was. But why should it be when you gave so much of yourself to help all of us. A sacrifice of sorts if you choose to see it that way. But to me your body now is exactly how it's supposed to be. So don't be ashamed. Don't hide your changes from the world that you and your sisters helped create. Be proud of your story. Be proud of your lines. Be proud of who you've chosen to be." @expressionsuntold___ _ Muse: @sereneradianceyoga Photo by @expressionsuntold___ #birthwithoutfear #dontforgetdads #takebackpostpartum

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Love the honesty. I think many of us can relate. Via @lwride5. ・・・ I skipped yesterday because I was a mess of emotions. A sweet friend had me over for lunch, I met some new people, talked it out and disconnected. It felt good. Day 59 of #100happydays This is NOT ideal! They've both been clinging to me ALL day! I'm tired, I'm fighting a cold and we were supposed to be going on a date tonight. @nickwride is working late and we are both in "moods." Today wasn't perfect or beautiful! I've been grumpy for most of it. I'm lucky though, to have these people who deprive me of sleep and make me grumpy. They empty my cup faster than I can fill it back up but I'm so damn lucky. I hope no matter what mood I'm in I can always remember that. _ _ _ #wifelife #thelifeofasurveyorswife #alongforthwride #mom #momlife #sahm #sahmlife #momofgirls #mommysinsidevoice #motherhood #motherhoodthroughinstagram #motherhoodunplugged #honestmotherhood #instamoms #family #2under2 #daughters #love #mood #fillyourcup #takebackpostpartum #lovesakurabloom #sakurabloomash #babywearing #wearallthebabies

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El embarazo y el parto cambian, quizás para siempre, los cuerpos de las mujeres y muchas veces terminan sintiéndose mal con ellas mismas porque tienen estrías donde antes no había nada o rollitos en lo que antes era un estómago plano. El poderoso proyecto de Harshe ha sido capaz de unir a muchas mujeres con un mensaje muy claro y positivo: cualquier cuerpo es perfecto como sea y la maternidad no es tan sencilla como los medios dicen, pero no por eso es menos maravillosa.

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