A photo of a new mom in her underwear is going viral, but not for the reasons you may think.
New mom, Amanda Bacon, posted this viral photo of herself which was taken just hours after giving birth to her son.
Amanda wrote on Facebook:
I’m sharing this picture because it’s real. This is motherhood; it’s raw, stunning, messy, and freaking hilarious all rolled into one. Having a baby is a beautiful experience, and the realities of postpartum life aren’t spoken enough about. And definitely not photographed enough. Some people probably find this uncomfortable, but why? I seriously don’t get it! It’s probably because this part isn’t talked about. We all should try and educate, empower and embrace every aspect of childbirth, including moments like this. And do it while having a sense of humor. Nothing says welcome to motherhood like an adorable squishy baby, and a giant mom diaper.”
Amanda also added that her photo is a reality check to some who don’t understand the unglamorous parts of becoming a new mom. No, you don’t have a baby, put on your skinny jeans and walk about looking glammed up:
“The mother holding their beautiful newborn baby and everybody smiles, and Kate Middleton, fresh out of the hospital, looking great, feeling great. When in reality, it’s not like that. There’s a whole other side of it that nobody talks about.”