Most of us will admit to feeling a little insecure in our skin after giving birth, so it’s important to get some positive reminders every now and again.
Step up Desiree Fortin, a blogger and mum of triplets who has inspired us all with her latest post, ‘celebrating’ her pregnancy scars.
The post came about after Desiree was congratulated twice in one week over her pregnancy; the problem is, she has already given birth to her babies!
New Blog Up. Celebrating my Scars. Link in Bio. "Despite how difficult my postpartum was and sometimes still is, what I see more than anything when I look at my Hope wounds is a beautiful and loving Mama trying to do all she can to provide the greatest love and care for her miracles. I see a strong woman who not only fought and conquered infertility, but spoke up and ultimately didn't let postpartum anxiety and depression beat her. There is so much beauty in that when I look at my Hope wounds." #fortitrio #tripletmom #tigerstripes #postpartumbody #postpartumdepression #bebraveyou #motherhood #momlife #motherhoodsimplified #postpartum #mombod #hopewounds #proudmommy #babies #postpartummom #mystory #birthwithoutfear #selflovegeneration #ig_motherhood #postpregnancy #inspirepregnancy #celebratingmotherhood #wivesandmothers #empoweredbirthproject #mummytummy #babybelly #pregnancybeyond #stretchmarksarebeautiful #fourthtrimester #stopcensoringmotherhood
“I am not pregnant. However, I do have a little leftover postpartum pooch, but I have always felt amazing and proud of my body after having my triplets; what I went through to bring them into this world, and the scars that represent my story,” she explained.
Having battled the heartache of infertility as well as postpartum depression and anxiety, Desiree started to look at these scars as ‘hope wounds’.
“My hope wounds are the change my body never saw coming but my heart desired so deeply. They are a reminder of the excruciating pain and grief infertility caused my heart. Yet, my hope wounds are proof of my strength and bravery through the pain and loss of an empty womb, and the extreme joy and glow of a fruitful womb,” she wrote.
“They are pure beauty, because they represent my miracles…There is so much beauty in that when I look at my hope wounds.”
We can all take inspiration from Desiree’s powerful reflection.
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