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Brave Mum Shares Brutally Honest Photo About Being A Parent

Mother of two, Alexandra Kilmurray, has bravely shared a photograph on Instagram which shows how her body was left with large stretch marks after her pregnancies, labeling the changes to her body as "the dark sides of motherhood and pregnancy."

Her inspirational post explains how long it's taken her since childbirth to feel confident in her own skin again. 

Well, I know a lot of you guys are probably thinking 'why would she post this picture', but, it took me 18 months to get here, 18 months to not cry when I look in the mirror, 18 months to finally feel beautiful in my own skin again!“ she wrote.

No one warns you about the dark sides of motherhood and pregnancy.. no one gives you a heads up on how much you change physically and mentally after you become a mother. It's been a long and hard postpartum ride for me..18 months after my first son and 5 months after my second son I feel like I can finally see the light ✨ and it genuinely feels amazing💖

Well, I know a lot of you guys are probably thinking 'why would she post this picture', but, it took me 18 months to get here, 18 months to not cry when I look in the mirror, 18 months to finally feel beautiful in my own skin again! No one warns you about the dark sides of motherhood and pregnancy.. no one gives you a heads up on how much you change physically and mentally after you become a mother. It's been a long and hard postpartum ride for me.. 18 months after my first son and 5 months after my second son I feel like I can finally see the light ✨ and it genuinely feels amazing💖 cheers to you mamas who are battling postpartum depression and still getting up everyday for your children! Cheers to you mamas who still cry about the marks on your skin from birthing your perfect babies! Cheer to motherhood, cheers to knowing that this too shall pass! And things will get better💗 #motherhood #breastmilk #breastfeeding #normalizebreastfeeding #mommyandme #tigerstripes #postpartum #postpartumdepression #babies #mombod #proud #inlove

A photo posted by Alexandra Kilmurray (@alexandrabrea_) on

Alexandra ends her post with heart-warming words of support to all the fellow mums out there…

"Cheers to you mamas who are battling postpartum depression and still getting up everyday for your children! Cheers to you mamas who still cry about the marks on your skin from birthing your perfect babies! Cheer to motherhood, cheers to knowing that this too shall pass! And things will get better

We think it's important that we hear and share more stories like Alexandras, and we applaud her for sharing her story. 

Source: Cosmopolitan

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