15 Beautifully Overlooked Postpartum Bellies

As a society, we have a tendency to "ooh" and "ahh" at gorgeous pregnant bellies full of life and adorable fresh newborn babies.


How often do we take notice of the beautiful postpartum belly.


The one that doesn't spring back to it's origin right away.
The one that still shows evidence of the miraculous journey that it went through to grow a human. 


Not too often, actually.
So, let's take a moment to admire the wonder that is the postpartum belly.

(disclaimer. this post is NSFW)

www.catherinewalkerphotography.com Just hours old and they've already nursed and napped in the bed she was born

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Just hours old and they've already nursed and napped in the bed she was born

www.lulubeaphotography.com This mama delivered a breech baby vaginally with no medication. Such determination.

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This mama delivered a breech baby vaginally with no medication. Such determination.

www.cborbaphoto.com Details of motherhood.

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Details of motherhood.

www.sacredmoments.ca ~Sacred Postpartum~

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~Sacred Postpartum~

www.mysacredspacesbirth.com From his mothers sacred womb, to his mothers sacred arms.  

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From his mothers sacred womb, to his mothers sacred arms.

 

Khamphotography.com Self Portrait-2 days postpartum after my second sweet daughter. <3 Birth doesn't always go the way we planned but I am thankful for modern medicine!

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Self Portrait-2 days postpartum after my second sweet daughter. <3 Birth doesn't always go the way we planned but I am thankful for modern medicine!

Submitted by: Lindsay W. - Photo by www.appleblossomfamilies.com To hold you to my breast...to feel you against my skin and take you in with my breath!

Submitted by: Lindsay W. - Photo by www.appleblossomfamilies.com
To hold you to my breast...to feel you against my skin and take you in with my breath!

Bloomingfootprints.com So sweet to hold your baby so close to where their first home was.

Bloomingfootprints.com
So sweet to hold your baby so close to where their first home was.

Shared by Amber F. After my natural birth, I had never been so proud of what my body looked like after what it just went through!

Shared by Amber F.
After my natural birth, I had never been so proud of what my body looked like after what it just went through!

https://austinbirthphotos.com During a quiet moment of rest after a fast labor for this first time mama, she watches as her partner holds and marvels at their new baby girl.

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During a quiet moment of rest after a fast labor for this first time mama, she watches as her partner holds and marvels at their new baby girl.

www.picsbypaula.com Baby feet, on the outside of where I once was inside...mommy's belly.

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Baby feet, on the outside of where I once was inside...mommy's belly.

www.tampabirthphotographer.com It was all worth it.

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It was all worth it.