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Why this post birth photo has gone viral

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Sarah Turner, or The Unmumsy Mum as she’s known by her Facebook followers, has shared two photos of her favourite moments following the birth of her son, Wilf, and it has since gone viral for the best possible reason.

The mother-of-three shared to her 600,000 followers two images, one holding her newborn son and the other of her ‘post-baby body’ just hours after giving birth. 

Her post began, ‘Looking back through pics of Wilf’s birth and these two are hands down my faves, for very different reasons…’ 

‘After initially thinking ‘I can’t share that!’ I realised it’s less flesh than it would be if I shared my ‘bikini body’ and represents the postpartum reality so well,’ Turner continued. 

‘I was absolutely euphoric at this point, despite walking like John Wayne and wearing an adult nappy. I cannot tell you how much we were laughing by this stage either, mostly at how lucky James [husband] is.’ 

The post has since garnered worldwide attention, from new mums to veteran mums, all sharing their own views/experiences/appreciation of the honest post.  

One commenter wrote, ‘That pic of you in the nappy brings it back! Haha totally remember that feeling of my first walk to the bathroom after the epidural wore off and my jelly belly swinging…’

Another added, ‘After I’d had my son, I was made to go for a wee and as I sat on the loo I realised there was a full length mirror directly in front of me on the wall. What kind of sadistic person puts a full length mirror on a wall in a maternity room bathroom…’

‘Both pictures are beautiful, I think it’s important to show how a post partum body looks like. Congratulations,’ another admiring fan wrote. 

This article originally appeared on New Idea.

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