When a celebrity appears in the media soon after she's had a new baby, you'll probably hear quite a few questions about what she's doing to "bounce back." But the answers might not be 100% honest. That's when the Instagram account called @takebackpostpartum steps in. It spreads body positivity, encouraging new moms to embrace their stretch marks and other pregnancy battle scars.


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January Harshe is the woman behind the project. "I said, ladies, if you want to make a change, we have to do it ourselves," the mother of six told TODAY. "There was a big response. Women said, 'Let's show what this is like'….What I've learned is that every woman struggles one way or another. Every woman struggles differently. I'm trying to show all the variations of normal for postpartum and motherhood."

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JillVille 1 week ago

I just cried for this woman. I felt that pain and hopelessness too. I am 20 years from there now, it was a struggle, my husband didn't understand at all and just got mad when I'd get irrationally emotional. Ladies, it does get better. Sometimes it just takes awhile. (((HUGS)))

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Jennifer Boatman 1 week ago

<3 this brought a tear. wonderful message and picture!

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Hans 1 week ago

The last line is quite clever actually. Babys indeed demonstrate that you as parents are the world to them, and harvesting a little love for yourself is the least you can do!

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Ntosh 1 week ago

Wow, this is the first time to ever hear about this. This is a bit scary

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Flisey 1 week ago

No one told me how much or for how long I would bleed afterwards.

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birdhouse 1 week ago

Something about this picture that I find so beautiful!

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Joy Gould 6 days ago

6 losses, and 4 incredible successes, against the odds! What courage, what strength! What beauty, valiant soul!❤️

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ChiSoul10 6 days ago

Thank you for sharing. You are amazing!!!!

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