Not many of us would be game to have this photo taken – and also share it, but Australian new Mum Alyce, showed us how amazing and how real women look, when Melissa Jean Photography captured her one hour after giving birth to her son.

The photo which was posted on the photographers Facebook and Instagram pages has gone viral with so many praising the mum for her honest photo and self acceptance of her body. Comments on the FB post included  “Go mama!! Looking fantastic 1hr post birth!” “Beautiful mama glowing like the goddess she is!” “love her confidence” “Perfect and real”

In a world where celebrities post pictures of their ‘perfect after baby bodies’ and online sharing of photos that make your life look perfect, it is so good to see a real photo, which I believe is more beautiful than any celebrity body shot.

Were you proud of your body after birth?

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  • I think she looks amazing. I would have been very happy if my after birth body looked like hers. My stomach was just a mass of sagging skin and its still that way. My Doctor told me that no amount of exercise was going to fix it as it was stretched skin and nothing to do with the muscles. The only way to fix it would be surgery and that surgery was thousands of dollars that i didnt have so I have kept the sagging skin. I dont like it and have no pride in it at all. It just is what it is so I deal with it.


  • I loved my after birth jelly belly, not so much after my c sections though, that shit hurt!


  • Never had any problems with my body after childbirth – why would any woman. You are super mums for giving birth.


  • This Mum certrainly didn’t look tired after having only given birth an hour before.


  • A real mum looking fantastic after giving birth!


  • Well done on her!!
    I didn’t have any special problem with my body after birth. And it was nice to see my weight slowly going down.


  • Great to see this pic, real mum, real body after birth. She’s still beautiful!


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