Mom’s Story About Giving Birth at 26 Weeks Shares a Message Many Moms Struggle With

When we talk about a woman’s “post baby body,” we often focus on one thing and one thing only: how her body looks after giving birth.

But there’s so much more to the conversation about postpartum bodies that we aren’t having — for women whose pregnancies and entry into motherhood are filled with health complications, the talk about how a body looks is just downright insulting. There is so much more to what a woman who has dealt with a harrowing, physically dangerous pregnancy and birth will face than just how she looks.

And as woman bravely shared for Glamour magazine, sometimes that means facing your own body — and forgiving.

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Read about one mom’s experience going into labor at only 6 months pregnant.

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Chaunie Brusie

Chaunie Brusie is a freelance writer, former magazine editor, author, mom of four, and a registered nurse with experience in OB, long-term and step-down care.

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