Mum Of Triplets Shares An Inspiring Post-Pregnancy Tummy Picture
Maria Nordø Jørstad, from Copenhagen, documented her pregnancy with an Instagram account showing her progress with pictures of her growing bump.
By the time she gave birth to her three Autumn babies - Iben, Filip and Agnes - she claimed in an Instagram post her baby bump weighed in at a staggering 20kg (44lbs).
Four weeks after she gave birth, via c-section, she shared a picture of her post-partum stomach with her hanging skin and explained her disappointment in the fact it had not reduced in size.
She said: "I still have a weird looking hanging belly, and I am a bit surprised it has not gotten smaller since my last picture three weeks ago. Kind of disappointing I must admit, and I am not too happy to share this picture."
However, despite her disappointment, many people found inspiration in her post and praised her for being 'real'.
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One person responded to Maria saying: "You should be very proud you will get there, god bless you."
"Hey, u look amazing, your belly carried 3 babies inside," another praised.
While a third said: "You look great mama! That belly is a badge of honour! Thank you for sharing your journey, and congratulations on your beautiful family."
Fortunately, Maria carried on documenting her journey with her triplets, two-year-old son and husband.
In an interview with the Daily Mail she was asked about why she decided to document the journey, and said: "I think I had it in the back of my mind [to continue taking pictures after giving birth]. I thought it would be interesting to show the other side of it as well, because there aren't many people who share that.
"[My stomach] is still showing, I was kind of surprised that it was still so big. I didn't know that it takes such a long time to shrink. I found it kind of interesting, this is the reality for many women and you never see pictures like that."
At the start of December, 12 weeks on from giving birth, Maria shared another picture of her still-shrinking stomach. This time she posted a commented alongside it to say she'd discovered she'd had a hernia which may require surgery.
But on the plus side, she also said she was starting to see progress with her stomach and was focusing on the positives. She wrote: "Not quite sure how I feel about surgery, the whole belly-situation is a bit tiring. Luckily. I can fit into some of my normal pants, so that's a start."
Featured Image Credit: Instagram/Mother_of_Triplets