Social media can be a minefield for women and their body image, particularly fragile new mums in the throes of postpartum recovery. For every Chrissy Teigen and Tiffiny Hall being inspiringly sincere about their swollen and stiched skin, there’s a Kardashian (or four) showing off ripped, stretch mark-free stomachs just seconds after child birth.
That’s why the @takebackpostpartum Instagram account is a must-follow for all mums. The page, which is run by mother-of-six January Harshe, shares deeply personal and poignant posts sharing a diversity of postpartum bodies and the stories behind them.
From stretch marks to mental health, it’s an honest, supportive and inspiring space that is doing its part to remove the pressure mums feel to “bounce back” in any form.
"Postpartum is a quest back to yourself," Jessica Screeton writes in one post. "Alone in your body again. You will never be the same, you are stronger than you were."
You can see more from this incredible account here.