Laura Mazza, a writer and mother of two, has shared a touching post about her husband's opinion of her “mum body" that has quickly gone viral on social media.
"This isn't the body you fell in love with,” she writes.
“The body he fell in love with was toned, it had muscles, there were no stretch marks on my belly, none on my boobs, no gut from muscle separation.”
She goes on to describe how her body used to wear into tight jeans and never worried about shopping for clothes that fit.
“This body now couldn't shop at those stores, and mostly wears leggings," she continues. "His body stayed the same, but mine changed in every way. It isn't fair…"
“I stood in front of him, exhausted and broken, the tears welled in my eyes, ‘This isn't the body you fell in love with.’ Then he said, ‘You're right. It isn't the body I fell in love with.’”
Laura's husband then shared a poignant opinion about her post-baby body.
“‘Instead it's a body that grew our children, it fed our children, it comforted our children, it made life. Your body is the one I fall in love with every day. I didn't know what love was until I saw this body and found out all it could do, so thank you.’"
The post – featured on her personal page Mum on the Run as well as in the well known Love What Matters community – has been shared over 20,000 times with thousands of mums adding their messages of support in the comments.
"If you needed a reminder, this is it, this body you have now," she concludes. "It's worth every bit of love and more."