When it comes to post-baby bodies, celebrities just seem to bounce right back after birthing their precious bundles of joy. But what they never show is the not-so-pretty parts of recovering from childbirth. Well if they won’t, Ashley Graham is here to do it and she shows that having washboard abs after giving birth isn’t the way it is.
Last month, Graham and her husband Justin Ervin welcomed their first-born son Isaac Menelik Giovanni Ervin. Now the model is sharing her journey as a new mom with an empowering photo showing everyone what a true postpartum body looks like, even for someone as glamorous as her.
“Raise your hand if you didn’t know you’d be changing your own diapers too,” the 32-year-old wrote in a post she published on Instagram. Graham accompanied the post with a bathroom selfie as she wore a black tank top and grey disposable underwear.
“After all these years in fashion, I never could’ve guessed that disposable underwear would be my favorite piece of clothing but here we are!” she continued.
Graham then explained that she was sharing the photo to sympathize with her fellow new moms writing that “it’s not all rainbows and butterflies!”
“No one talks about the recovery and healing (yes even the messy parts) new moms go through,” she continued. “It’s been tough.”
It just goes to show that even a famous celeb goes through the hardships of postpartum and there’s no shortcut to recovery. Cheers to all the new moms out there!