Mother shares emotional post about post-baby body struggles

A POPULAR mummy blogger has shared a heartbreaking account about the struggles of accepting her post-baby figure.

Laura Mazza, the mother-of-two behind parenting blog Mum On The Run, shared the post on Facebook alongside a black-and-white photo of her stomach.

"This isn't the body you fell in love with," the 31-year-old wrote, recounting a conversation with her husband.

"The body he fell in love with was toned, it had muscles, there were no stretch marks on my belly, none on my boobs, no gut from muscle separation.

"The body he fell in love with fit into tight jeans, could walk into a shop and grab any size and walk out, knowing it fit."

She then described how "it isn't fair" her body had changed so much when her husband's had remained the same. "This body now ... mostly wears leggings. His body stayed the same, but mine changed in every way," she wrote.

Mummy-blogger Laura Mazza opens up in honest post about struggling with her post-baby body.
Mummy-blogger Laura Mazza opens up in honest post about struggling with her post-baby body. Facebook

The raw, emotional account from the Melbourne mother has struck a chord with mothers across Australia, and has been shared more than 55,000 times and liked more than 30,000 times. But her heartbreaking account turns into a heartwarming one when she describes her husband's response to her body image difficulties.

"Then he said, 'you're right. It isn't the body I fell in love with. Instead it's a body that grew our children, it fed our children, it comforted our children, it made life.

"Your body is the one I fall in love with every day. I didn't know what love was until I saw this body and found out all it could do, so thank you.'"

Ms Mazza said she hoped her story could help other mothers going through similar body image issues.

"Do not be ashamed of what you have, or what your mum body looks like," she wrote.

"If you needed a reminder, this is it, this body you have now, its worth every bit of love and more."

News Corp Australia


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