7 Imágenes que muestran la realidad del cuerpo de las mujeres días después de dar a luz

Ser madre es una experiencia única que te deja marcada para siempre, pero todo tiene sus efectos secundarios. Al lado de la felicidad que te da un hijo, cualquier cosa parece una minucia, y eso pasa cuando notas que el cuerpo cambia. Estrías, piel sobrante o más peso pueden ser algunas de las consecuencias de estar embarazada.

Dar a luz provoca en ti muchos efectos

Nueve meses después de la difícil tarea de llevar a un bebé dentro de ti, llega la hora de dar a luz. El vínculo ya está sellado entre vosotros, ahora toca reforzarlo fuera del vientre y empezar a vivir una etapa diferente.

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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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¿Qué es lo «peor» de todo esto? Es evidente que el cuerpo tiene memoria, sobre todo la piel, y la zona de la barriga sufre grandes cambios que se verán reflejados cuando pasen los meses de embarazo.

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“How is this considered ugly? This is #Motherhood. My story, marked (literally) all over my abdomen. This is what two healthy babies and two miscarriages in 11 years looks like for me. _ Each mark represents the #Strength my body used to create #Life. For every #StretchMark I encountered on my body was for every breath, every blink, every yawn, every smile. 🐯 I longed for these scars. _ I'm five months #postpartum. I'm surprised by how visible my #LineaNigra (#PregnancyLine) still is and my stomach that was stretched past its limits is about 10 shades darker than the rest of my body. _ I may not have a flat tummy ever. But I'm not afraid to wear that old bikini to the beach this Summer. My lower baby fat and loose skin is hanging around. I've learned to love my #PostpartumBody and its journey.” @nazzhie_xo (via @expectful) #takebackpostpartum

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Pero no tienes que avergonzarte, son marcas que merecen la pena cuando por fin tienes a tu bebé en los brazos y no debes tener miedo a mostrar esas cicatrices. El deporte y una dieta equilibrada pueden devolverte a la figura que tenías antes.

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Yup. This kid is upside down. Trying to unblock a milk duct 😂😂 Post partum looks a little like this 👊🏽 ✔Tired as fuck ✔Leaking tits ✔Infected and blocked milk ducts ✔A floppy gut ✔Uneven boobs ✔Tears (quite a few) ✔Covered in baby shit, vomit and piss ✔Bleeding cracked nips ✔Pretending you are listening to your 7 and 9 year old but you don't know what the fuck they are saying ✔Eating and drinkng more than you did when you were pregnant As you can see its super glamorous and I wouldn't change it for the world. Also this need to "bounce" back ? Our bodies carried a human for 40 weeks, birthed the bloody thing, the last thing we shoukd worry about is loosing weight, or getting back to normal, or trying to be a hero and do everything. I learnt my lesson with the first two. It does sweet fuck all for your mental health Thank your amazing body for doing such an awesome job. Don't expect too much from your self and remember this too shall pass. From a blistered nipple mumma xx @benessa_v #takebackpostpartum

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Algunas madres se sientes orgullosas de la figura que se les ha quedado después del embarazo, y lo muestran en las redes sociales abiertamente porque lo entienden como señales que le recuerdan todo lo que han pasado.

Noches en vela, ‘pataditas’, llantos y muchos pañales que cambiar hasta que los pequeños crecen, y esa primera etapa no es nada fácil de superar. Es complicado que todo vuelva a recomponerse, y de hecho lleva su tiempo.

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"The reality of being a #twinmom: the dreaded #looseskin or what I like to call my #twinskin 😉 The first year after having my twins, as I lost the 60+lbs I had put on, I was mortified by my stomach, the stretchmarks/tears, and the looseness of the skin. Although I can't in all honesty say I particularly like it, I have become more and more confident, and proud of what my body was able to accomplish! My abs are getting more and more toned and defined as I continue to count macros and workout & run daily, but my poor belly will likely never be the same, and today I am okay with that." 😙 @twin_momma_fitness _ #takebackpostpartum #lovetheskinyourein #postpartumbody #loveyourself #confidence #inspire #motivation #youdontknowmystory #bodypositive

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Al principio es normal que centres toda tu atención en el bebé y no puedas dedicarte ni un minuto, por eso puede ser que dejes un poco de lado tu figura, porque deja de ser algo tan esencial como el cuidado de tu hijo.

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“This was my tummy yesterday at 2 days post partum. I feel like this time round I’m not in as much of a rush to get my body back. I am much happier just resting and recovering. Maybe it’s because it’s my last baby or maybe because I really fully appreciate what our bodies go through during labour as this one was a lot quicker and more intense. I know lots of you said how amazing I looked during labour and afterwards, and thank you for those messages, but this is still the reality of a post partum body for most women and I’m no different!” Words and image from @kerrymconway. _ #postpartum #laboranddelivery #birthwithoutfear #postpartumbody #takebackpostpartum #instamum #ukmums #selflove #bodyposi #motherhoodthroughonstagram

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Ser madre es una experiencia única que muchas mujeres desearían experimentar, y el aspecto físico pasa a un segundo plano cuando el culpable de todos tus cambios será el futuro amor de tu vida.

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“This is me one day after giving birth. Belly still swollen from extra fluid, stretched skin and muscles, and a uterus that had grown to the max. I was prepared for that. _ One week later, I left Cubby with my mother. I needed to get out of the house and he was sleeping, so it was better for him to stay. My first solo trip. And just as I was about to enter the Target, I had this overwhelming wave of emotion that I was so very much not prepared for. _ I was totally alone. I started crying. _ For ten months, I’d carried this soul inside me. Felt my baby kick, laughed and talked and sung to him. We ate together, we slept together, we were completely and utterly one. _ And now I was walking into the Target all by myself with my round postpartum belly but with no baby in it. . I felt empty. _ I would reach down absentmindedly to touch my belly, to have that connection I’d once felt but that squishy belly was far from the one I’d had just a week prior that was bursting with life. _ The belly never bothered me. The loneliness did. _ Some people will say that having a baby is like having a piece of your heart outside your body. _ Not for me. I never really notice my heart. For me it felt more like a limb was missing, like I had forgotten to put on clothes, or that feeling when you can’t find your wallet. I was exposed and vulnerable. _ Watching that belly fade was like losing a memory. _ Maybe that’s why nature wants us to keep our young close, why they so perfectly curve into us when we hold them, why we feel like something is off when they aren’t around. _ Just maybe it’s so that at least a little bit of that memory remains.”💫 @loveofalittleone . . . . Shared with permission. Words and image belong to @loveofalittleone. #pregnancy #pregnant #breastfeeding #birthuncensored #thisisbirth #breastfeedingsupport #babybump #thisismotherhood #birth #baby #newborn #postpartumsupport #normalizebreastfeeding #postpartum #breastfeeding #pumpingmom #4thtrimester #birthwithoutfear #homebirth #bornathome #newmom #parenting #momlife #postpartumbelly #lifewithbaby #vegan #motherhood #takebackpostpartum

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¿Cómo has vivido tú el embarazo? ¿Crees que es posible recuperar tu figura anterior al nacimiento de tu bebé?

¡Comparte con tus amigos el cambio físico de estas mujeres que han dado a luz!

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