Hannah Polites, a midwife from Australia who moonlights as an Instagram influencer, has just given birth to her second child.
The 28-year-old blogger who welcomed son Arlo posted an image of her body 24 hours after giving birth.
She boasts an impressive following of 1.3 million followers and shared with them what her body looked like a day after going into labour.
When asked by her two-year-old daughter Evaliah why her tummy ‘looks funny’, Hannah replied it was the effect of creating a beautiful life.
While bloggers and celebs often show off post-pregnancy fitness, Hannah said she won’t be doing that.
She said she wasn’t in any rush to bounce back and doesn’t plan on exercising for six weeks so she can focus on her family.
Her candour has won a tonne of praise online.
Sharing a before and after pic of being 38 weeks pregnant and then 24 hours post-labour, Hannah wrote: ‘Although a little confronting for me, I want to be as real as possible with you all and share my postpartum body journey exactly how it is.
‘I was tired, pale and a little sore but so proud of what I’d just achieved the day before.
‘The human body is so amazing and I’m so thankful that mine was able to grow, birth and now nurture my boy.
‘I’m in no rush to “bounce back” and will just be focusing on my family and new baby, not exercising for at least six weeks.
‘Evaliah has already asked why mama’s belly button “looks funny” and why my skin on my belly is so soft and she now knows that it’s because my body created a beautiful life and that’s bloody incredible.’
The post has amassed more than 81,000 likes and also been praised by model Belle Lucia who was recently slammed for not showing a bump at 17 weeks pregnant.
Other mums and Instagrammers shared similar sentiments as the model.
One woman wrote: ‘Thank you, Hannah, for sharing this and your journey.
‘The woman’s body is so incredible. Everyone needs to see and know that it takes time for your body to heal.
‘It doesn’t just go back to normal that quick, it took nine months to nurture this tiny human and you need time to nurture yourself.’
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