A FITNESS blogger has shared a powerful side-by-side photograph to show the realities of a postpartum stomach.
Emily Skye demonstrated how certain poses hide her tummy “wrinkles” – after her Instagram followers accused her of Photoshopping them out.
In Emily’s first image, she can be seen with smooth abs.
But when she slouches in the second snap, a few lines can be seen above her belly button.
Her caption read: “Saggy, wrinkly belly skin – sometimes you can see it and other times you can’t.
“A lot of ladies have been asking where it’s gone in some of my pics & videos & some have accused me of Photoshopping it out.
“I just wanted to show that how I stand, whether I’m flexing & what light I’m in either highlights my excess belly skin or hides it!
“And I don’t mind either way which is why I post both.”
Emily – from Gold Coast, Australia – gave birth to her daughter Mia last December.
The 34-year-old continued by telling fans she’s “proud” of her post-pregnancy body, writing: “I’m proud of what it represents I guess.
“I grew a human in this belly & the whole process into motherhood has made me SO much stronger and also so much more confident in myself and my body.
“I couldn’t care less whether the stretched skin stays or goes! It’s such an insignificant thing in my eyes.”
She added: “Ladies please stop being so hard on yourselves, nobody is perfect and having some extra skin, stretch marks, cellulite or whatever else doesn’t make you any less beautiful or amazing!”
Many praised Emily’s honesty, with one person commenting: “I love this! As a mother of three and loving being fit, this is so inspiring. Respect to you. You are beautiful.”
Another wrote: “Wow! I love pictures like this.”
One mum even told her that she’d made her feel more comfortable about her own postpartum figure.
The woman said: “I didn’t experience this after my first baby, but a few years later after 1.5 more pregnancies and another baby (who was recently 1), I am now experiencing crepe skin on my tummy in the right setting.
“It’s really been bothering me. Thanks for reminding me it’s normal and ok!”
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