Mum Of Newborn Triplets Shows Her Incredible Progress With Post-Baby Body

Mum Of Newborn Triplets Shows Her Incredible Progress With Post-Baby Body

Maria, mum of newborn triplets, starts a "much needed conversation" about every new mother's struggle with their post-partum body image as she shares her progress after giving birth...

We often shed so much light on pregnancy as well as the little ones themselves, that we often miss a very important aspect when it comes to becoming a mum - our bodies.

That is exactly what Maria Nordø Jørstad, 33 started turning our attention to with regards to motherhood. Coming to terms with accepting that post-baby bod can be a challenge, and many women recover and change differently from one another.

After she gave birth to her triplets, Maria ain't a stranger to the drastic changes to our bodies that pregnancy can bring.

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My postpartum body - 6 stages from 1 to 52 weeks after birth ❤️⁣ ⁣ First of all I am truly amazed by how my body managed to grow 3 babies for over 35 weeks, and how much my belly was able to stretch. 😳 And I find it fascinating to see how the body has been able to mend itself (except for the abdominal seperation that is still a problem) after such a huge strain.⁣ ⁣ Today I am left with the typical mom body: Deflated boobs (I have gone down a cup size in bras), saggy belly with lots of excess skin, less tight butt, lack of muscles everywhere but the upper arms, hairloss, more visible veins on my thighs, and the list goes on. 😅 I can wear all of my old clothes again, but not all of them fit as well as they did before.⁣ ⁣ Even though it is pretty strange looking at the new version of myself in the bathroom mirror, I still have a pretty pragmatic way of looking at my postpartum body. Ever since the c-section, I have just kind of tagged along on the ride through recovery, having had a more rational approach than an emotional one. ⁣ ⁣ I know my body is still going to change in the years to come, first of course with the operation of my diastisis recti (and removal of excess skin) and then maybe with starting to work out some more, maybe gaining a bit more weight and then just... getting gradually older? 👩🏼👩🏻‍🦳 ⁣ ⁣ Who knows? ⁣ ⁣ In the end it all comes down to finding clothes you feel good in, surrounding yourself with nice people and finding self confidence in other things than the undressed body in the mirror - that almost no one other than you (and maybe your partner and/or children) see most of the time anyway. 😁⁣

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But it doesn't just stop there. Maria shares her candid experience of the ups as well as downs of a totally natural struggle of accepting her postpartum body.

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In the end, it's all worth it to have such a loving and big family to share your life with. There's nothing she can trade that would make her give up the joy her kids bring in to her life.

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I found a family portrait from the trios’s birthday on September 12th that I have not posted before. ❤️ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Today we are wearing wool, hats, scarves and mittens, and it feels like much more than two months since we sat on the couch in the warm weather all tanned. ⁣ ⁣ It is remarkable how much our lives up here in the north are affected by the seasons, and how fast we adjust every time it changes. And still - how the cold gets us by surprise every single year, and how we so quickly forget what it feels like to walk barefooted outside. ⁣ ⁣ All of a sudden our three babies are walking, and I keep thinking about how much I look forward to our second Christmas as a family of six. ❄️✨

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