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Woman Who Stunned The World With Her Huge Baby Belly, Shows What Giving Birth To Triplets Does To Your Body
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Woman Who Stunned The World With Her Huge Baby Belly, Shows What Giving Birth To Triplets Does To Your Body

The last time Bored Panda wrote about Maria Nordø Jørstad, she was still pregnant with triplets. Photos and videos of her huge baby belly she shared on her Instagram account, left people in awe, and quickly went viral. Maria earned a serious Instagram following due to the realistic depiction of a sometimes not-so-glamorous pregnancy. This September, she gave birth to three beautiful triplets named Iben, Filip, and Agnes and continues to share bits of their lives on social media.

More info on Maria’s Instagram.

Last year, Maria Nordø Jørstad’s post on Instagram went viral – she was expecting triplets at the time, and people were in awe to see such a huge belly

Image credits: Triplets Of Copenhagen

“It started off with me wanting to document our journey for my family and friends, especially since I live in another country but also because identical triplets are such a rare thing, I thought people would find it interesting,” Maria revealed to the media. “So I wanted it to be kind of a mini blog where I wrote about both the ups and the downs.”

This September, Maria her husband Anders welcomed two girls and a boy to the world – Iben, Agnes, and Filip

Image credits: Triplets Of Copenhagen

She then posted on her Instagram: “Today we welcomed our beautiful babies to the world. Everything went really well, there were no pregnancy complications, and we are so happy and relieved.” However, not everything was going so smoothly, and one week after giving birth, the young mom shared with her Instagram followers: “I now have a really weird looking hanging postpartum belly, which is still quite heavy. My uterus has not [shrunk] back yet. Because my belly was so stretched, it takes longer than usual. I’m going to get a belly band/support binder asap because it’s quite annoying and the sagging makes my c-section scar hurts. I’m really impatient to get my body back!”

The young mother experienced some health issues after giving birth

Image credits: Triplets Of Copenhagen

On one of the Instagram posts of her, Maria also said: “After the pregnancy, I have a separation of my abdominal muscles. I also have some issues with my posture, breathing, and sore muscles from all the feeding of the babies.” Twelve weeks after giving birth, the mother updated the followers on her belly situation: “It’s been a while since my last postpartum body picture, and that’s because I felt that the progress has been so slow. I have done my breathing exercises every day and have been told not to do anything more physically demanding yet. I’ve also used my belly band/corset approximately 4-5 days a week for 1-5 hours at the time. The last couple of weeks, my belly finally shrunk a bit more visibly, but I still have a long way to go. Luckily I can fit into some of my normal pants, so that’s a start.”

Maria’s followers from all over the world appreciate her candidness and openness about the struggles of birthing that not everyone talks about

Image credits: Triplets Of Copenhagen

She mentioned: “I want to be as honest as possible about what it feels like going through something as special and life-changing as all of sudden getting three babies at once. I had never seen, heard, or read anything about triplets before, so it was completely new territory. I think it is a story I would have liked to follow myself ― it’s kind of fascinating to be able to follow something like this from the beginning.”

But despite all the struggles, the beautiful family seems incredibly happy

Image credits: Triplets Of Copenhagen

The followers of her Instagram account are very supportive of her and her family, and some are even calling her a “rock star.” “I’m blown away by all the support I got after posting my postpartum pictures. People I don’t know from all around the world have written the nicest things to me,” Maria shared with the media.

Most importantly, all four kids are perfectly healthy and, of course, incredibly cute

Image credits: Triplets Of Copenhagen

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Sophie Warner
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4 years ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I am so glad this is now out there more! I was 18 when I had my son & had my daughter 19 months later. They were 9lb 2oz & 8lb 13oz respectively. They are now 19 & 17 years old. I did all the oils & exercises, luckily I have no muscle separation, but to this day my stomach resembles a large bowl of stretchmarked (from bra-line to pubis & from side to side, like someone threw hot chip fat at it), uncooked bread dough! I am utterly repelled by it & will do anything to avoid seeing it myself, never mind anyone else witnessing it. I felt like it was my fault too, like I hadn't done enough to prevent it. I felt unlovable. I had never seen another woman's post baby belly & although mine is quite extreme, it is normal! I am glad new mothers will now have one less thing to criticise themselves for! Thank you!

TheReader19
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4 years ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's so sad you feel that way about your body which made two lives. I look at my stretch marks as badges of honour and don't give two fucks what anyone thinks a out them. Got two beautiful daughters out of it. And that's good enough for me.

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Jo Choto
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What happens to you during and after pregnancy appears to be largely genetic. Some people pop back into shape immediately. Some never do. Some people get one or two stretch marks. Some people are covered in them. Some people get saggy puckered apron skin, and some don't. I honestly don't think there's anything you can do about it. What a shame women are reduced to judging themselves so harshly, especially in terms of their attractiveness, when they have the single greatest talent ever of being able to make other humans. The media doesn't help with its constant references to "post-baby bods". We need to change the discourse.

Helena R
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Think you're right, I was very lucky that I had two babies 15 months apart, both over 4kg (second was almost 4.5kg) and I was back in pre (both) pregnancy clothes in three weeks. But I think that it more important that both mother and baby are happy and healthy, and importantly remember that your body has done an amazing thing and brought another life into this world

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FanDaPanda
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Being pregnant with one average size (7lbs 7oz) baby...i was sure my body couldn't handle an ounce more baby. Breastfeeding him (especially the first 6 weeks) i wondered at times if hed sucked everything but my soul out of me lol i cant even imagine doing it with 3 babies! Its simply amazing to me what a womans body and mind is capable of!

diane a
Community Member
4 years ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

As a woman who has never given birth - the late pregnancy photo is scary as hell - supposed to get this thing out from WHERE??? and HOW?

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Sophie Warner
Community Member
4 years ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I am so glad this is now out there more! I was 18 when I had my son & had my daughter 19 months later. They were 9lb 2oz & 8lb 13oz respectively. They are now 19 & 17 years old. I did all the oils & exercises, luckily I have no muscle separation, but to this day my stomach resembles a large bowl of stretchmarked (from bra-line to pubis & from side to side, like someone threw hot chip fat at it), uncooked bread dough! I am utterly repelled by it & will do anything to avoid seeing it myself, never mind anyone else witnessing it. I felt like it was my fault too, like I hadn't done enough to prevent it. I felt unlovable. I had never seen another woman's post baby belly & although mine is quite extreme, it is normal! I am glad new mothers will now have one less thing to criticise themselves for! Thank you!

TheReader19
Community Member
4 years ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

That's so sad you feel that way about your body which made two lives. I look at my stretch marks as badges of honour and don't give two fucks what anyone thinks a out them. Got two beautiful daughters out of it. And that's good enough for me.

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Jo Choto
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What happens to you during and after pregnancy appears to be largely genetic. Some people pop back into shape immediately. Some never do. Some people get one or two stretch marks. Some people are covered in them. Some people get saggy puckered apron skin, and some don't. I honestly don't think there's anything you can do about it. What a shame women are reduced to judging themselves so harshly, especially in terms of their attractiveness, when they have the single greatest talent ever of being able to make other humans. The media doesn't help with its constant references to "post-baby bods". We need to change the discourse.

Helena R
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Think you're right, I was very lucky that I had two babies 15 months apart, both over 4kg (second was almost 4.5kg) and I was back in pre (both) pregnancy clothes in three weeks. But I think that it more important that both mother and baby are happy and healthy, and importantly remember that your body has done an amazing thing and brought another life into this world

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FanDaPanda
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Being pregnant with one average size (7lbs 7oz) baby...i was sure my body couldn't handle an ounce more baby. Breastfeeding him (especially the first 6 weeks) i wondered at times if hed sucked everything but my soul out of me lol i cant even imagine doing it with 3 babies! Its simply amazing to me what a womans body and mind is capable of!

diane a
Community Member
4 years ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

As a woman who has never given birth - the late pregnancy photo is scary as hell - supposed to get this thing out from WHERE??? and HOW?

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