I didn’t realise pregnant women wear nappies after giving birth, but this mum is opening the world’s eyes to the messy (and funny) truth.
Motherhood uncensored is what Amanda Bacon, from North Carolina, called this hilariously real photo of her wearing a massive nappy while her husband and squishy new-born pose for a selfie.
With almost 100k shares in the first 24 hours of posting, the photo of her ‘giant mom diaper’ resonated with parents everywhere calling for more afterbirth honesty.
I’m sharing this picture because it’s real. This is motherhood; it’s raw, stunning, messy, and…
In the humorous post, Amanda wrote:
This is motherhood; it’s raw, stunning, messy, and freaking hilarious all rolled into one.
We all should try and educate, empower and embrace every aspect of childbirth, including moments like this.
Amanda commented that some people might be ‘uncomfortable’ looking at the photo, and speaking to Huffington Post, she added:
Why feel ashamed over something that’s natural?
It’s just not spoken enough about, and I figured since the picture is both hilarious and honest, I’d go for it. Let other women know it’s normal, beautiful, and to find humor throughout the whole experience.
My perceptions of childbirth are massively shaped by American TV shows, but then again they also make out that all women can orgasm within two minutes…
…Cheers for the reality check Amanda!