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"Esto es el postparto": Mujeres alrededor del mundo comparten sus fotos tras dar a luz

La tendencia se dio en Instagram y buscó hacer visible la realidad de miles de mujeres tras el parto.

Por TVN.cl

14/05/2019

"Esto es el postparto": Mujeres alrededor del mundo comparten sus fotos tras dar a luz

Una campaña llamada #ThisIsPostpartum en Instagram, quiere hacer visible la realidad que viven muchas mujeres con sus cuerpos después de convertirse en mamás. El objetivo: dejar atrás el mito de que las mujeres vuelvan a quedar perfectas al poco tiempo de parir un hijo.

Esta tendencia se volvió viral en el pasado día de las madres, ya que muchas quisieron sumarse a este hashtag, contando sus testimonios y mostrando fotos reales de sus cuerpos tras el parto.

Según CNN, una de las mujeres que quiso potenciar esta idea es Meg Boggs: "No podía encontrar imágenes en las redes sociales de mujeres que se vieran igual que yo". Su idea era "redefinir la percepción pública del cuerpo de una mujer después del parto", contó a la señal de noticias.

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#this_is_postpartum⁣ ⁣ “You’re promoting an unhealthy lifestyle and morbid obesity.”⁣ ⁣ “Pregnancy didn’t do that to you.”⁣ ⁣ “You might want to try diet and exercise.”⁣ ⁣ “It’s about being healthy for your child, you’ll die soon living so unhealthy!”⁣ ⁣ UNHEALTHY.⁣ ⁣ It’s the word that is constantly thrown at me the minute even a sliver of my skin shows.⁣ And the reason I felt so ashamed of my body, especially after I gave birth and my weight returned after years of torturing myself to get it off.⁣ Why I felt the need to avoid mirrors and photos.⁣ Why I felt undeserving and unworthy to say this is postpartum for me.⁣ The fear of these words stopped me from living.⁣ ⁣ These notifications still buzz on my phone and the whispers still fill messages all regarding my size and my weight.⁣ ⁣ All pointing at a photo. At a mother. At a quick glance at one life that is *trying* to be her best and coming up short based on the twisted societal views of beauty and health and the “typical” version of postpartum.⁣ ⁣ But a body like mine IS a postpartum body.⁣ And I deserve to celebrate it.⁣ And I will continue to do so.⁣ This needs no explanation.⁣ This postpartum body is the strongest now that it has EVER been.⁣ This postpartum body shows up multiple times a week to lift heavy weights, has competed, and will compete again next month. (And I’m proud to admit that my total volume per workout is around 11,000 pounds, but whose counting, right?)⁣ ⁣ So I’ll try and say this as clear as possible.⁣ ⁣ All. Postpartum. Bodies. Deserve. To. Be. Celebrated. No. Matter. How. They. Look.⁣ ⁣ And not harassed or ridiculed for being proud of all that they are and all that they have done.⁣ ⁣ Postpartum looks different on every mama. Which makes it beautiful and wonderful and magical and all-the-exciting-happy-powerful-words-combined-into-one-because-MOM-BODS-ARE-THE-BOMB-DOT-COM!⁣ ⁣ Whew.⁣ *wipes sweat*⁣ ⁣ So, today, let’s celebrate you.⁣ And me.⁣ And her.⁣ And ALL of us.⁣ Let’s celebrate our similarities, our differences, & all the little things in between that make each of us so incredibly unique.⁣ ⁣ Because this is postpartum, and so is @thegarciadiaries journey.

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Incluso la blogguera chilena Antonia Larraín se sumó a este hashtag y también quiso exponer la realidad de las cesáreas en nuestro país. E hizo un llamado al amor propio y de mostrarse tal como son.

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Soy mamá, así tal cuál. No pensaba que habían tantas mujeres que tuvieran piel suelta como la mía, estrías, etc. Gracias a las redes sociales, el #Feminismo y el #BodyPositive he visto POR FIN cuerpos como el mío. Y entendí que no soy la única, que no estoy sola, que soy igual de válida y que la diversidad es la belleza real. En Chile el 48% de los partos son por cesárea. Aunque la publicidad no lo muestre, aunque los medios lo omitan, aunque en los libros de maternidad no hayan fotos como esta. Vamos que podemos cambiar esto. Gracias a cada una de las personas que ha compartido su historia conmigo, acá crecemos todxs juntxs. #Muéstranos #ShowUs #this_is_postpartum #stretchmarks #csection

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"Soy mamá, así tal cuál. No pensaba que habían tantas mujeres que tuvieran piel suelta como la mía, estrías, etc. Gracias a las redes sociales, el #Feminismo y el #BodyPositive he visto POR FIN cuerpos como el mío. Y entendí que no soy la única, que no estoy sola, que soy igual de válida y que la diversidad es la belleza real", escribió.

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Here I am, nearly nine months later. The twins have officially been in my arms a whole three days longer then I was able to carry them in my belly. My stomach is still flowered with stretch marks and extra skin. Just perfect for curious little hands to tug and pull. Some days I struggle to look in the mirror and show my body the appreciation and love it deserves. Those thoughts are almost immediately followed up with feelings of guilt for ever shaming this body which has done so much. I was able to carry twins for 38 weeks despite friends, family and even doctors telling me I would be lucky to make it past 32-34 weeks with my frame. This body may look weak and exhausted, but in reality it’s so strong and capable. All this to say, that if you ever have feelings of shame because your body just isn’t “bouncing back,” I see you. I’ve been you. You are so beautiful!

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"En Chile el 48% de los partos son por cesárea. Aunque la publicidad no lo muestre, aunque los medios lo omitan, aunque en los libros de maternidad no hayan fotos como esta. Vamos que podemos cambiar esto. Gracias a cada una de las personas que ha compartido su historia conmigo, acá crecemos todxs juntxs", concluyó.

MIRA MÁS FOTOS AQUÍ

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[This is Postpartum} #fourthtrimester living in the newborn haze of sleep deprivation, unmade beds, pjs all day, too much tv, millions of nappies and breastfeeding.all.day I’ve been so honest with you all through my pregnancy journey, and I wanted to continue to be honest after. I don’t want people to think I’ve just bounced back (lol) or suddenly to hide myself away - why should I share photos of my big bump and be proud of it, then suddenly become ashamed as soon as the baby is out? As a society, we are so conditioned to hide our postpartum bodies, to be ashamed of loose skin and stretch marks and saggy bellies and breasts. Theres so much pressure to bounce back, suck it in, cover it up... But the stupidest part is that most of us have it, to some degree or another!! So why the hell are we all hiding away - fear of judgement? We should be proud of our bodies that grew, nourished and birthed our precious babies, and continue to feed them once they’re out. I would be lying if I said I loved the way my body looks now, but I’m ok with it. Carrying two very large babies, gaining and losing 33kg then gaining another 25kg and having 2 c cections (which by the way - I had no idea about the C-section tum until I got it has left me with lots of loose skin, more stretch marks than I’d ever imagined and a bellybutton that is unrecognizable. ⠀ ButI’m not out to try and “get my body back”... why? because it never bloody went anywhere!! It was here the whole time, growing humans - I’m pretty sure I should be giving it a damn break not punishing it when it’s done so much for me Plus, right now I just want to eat when I’m hungry (which is ALL the time) take it slow and enjoy this precious time, because it will be over in the blink of an eye!⠀words and image via @sarahbaughen #postpartum #loveyourdamnself#birthwithoutfear #inspirepregnancy#motherhood⠀#celebrating_my_postpartum #this_is_postpartum #ihaveembraced

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Am I a good mother? It’s a question I ask myself multiple times a day. Do I cook enough for my family? Am I living a healthy lifestyle for them? Am I being a good example? Am I teaching them to be their best selves? Am I disciplining them fairly? Am I good enough? The truth is... I forget to pay bills. I leave loads in the washer. I’m not great at helping with homework. I yell. I cry. I get frustrated. We have more happy meal toys in the playroom than I can count. I look at my body and don’t recognize the extra weight and stretch marks staring back at me. And before bed, when I take my daily meds for anxiety/depression, I wonder if I’ve completely failed. Perfect motherhood does not exist. We all have REAL struggles and problems. We all feel like we fall short. And I think that’s completely normal. I show up, I love unconditionally, and I TRY. Join us in the #MakingOverMotherhood Challenge. Sign up at the link in my bio, use the hashtag #MakingOverMotherhood and share your story. Help us "make over" the image of a perfect motherhood and empower moms everywhere to share and be real without the fear of judgment or shame. . I’m Making Over Motherhood and so is @heydylopez_. Please continue the loop to read her story!

Una publicación compartida por Bethanie Garcia (@thegarciadiaries) el

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I thought I would be more self conscious about my tiger stripes, but I realized that there's absolutely no reason to be. This body made a HUMAN BEING. It grew a life! Before Peter came along, infertility was one of my biggest fears. Then when I got pregnant, I felt guilty for being pregnant while so many other women struggled with conceiving; until I realized there's no reason to feel that way either. I'm so much more grateful for the opportunity to sustain my child from conception. So I wear my marks with pride and an unmeasurable amount of love, because they truly are a blessin. . . #tigerstripes #postpartumbody #postpartumhealth #postpartumpositivity #postpartumbelly #postpartumsupport #momlife #momlifebelike #momlifeisthebestlife #momlifestyle #momliferocks #motherhood #momlifebestlife #momlifebalance #momliferules #momlifeunfiltered #momlifeisgood #momsofinstagram #mommyhood #momlifeinspo #this_is_postpartum

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