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Your perfect post-baby body

4th Trimester photography project celebrates REAL post-pregnancy bodies.
By Scott Dunlop
A photo documentary created by photographer and mom Ashlee Wells Jackson is aimed at celebrating the changed appearance of women’s bodies after pregnancy, according to

The 4th Trimester Bodies Project

Jackson’s website offers more of an explanation: She calls for moms to participate in her photography project out of which she intends to create a gallery and a book dedicated to honouring the changes women’s bodies go through as a result of pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding.

It’s a positive message which is designed to undermine the shame some women feel at having stretch marks, scars or stripes added to their bodies after having a baby. You can see some of the amazing (and courageous) women who have already taken part in her gallery:

4th Trimester Project Gallery

Take a look at this short video and find out more about Jackson’s ambitious project:

The 4th Trimester Bodies Project (via Vimeo)

Would you feel comfortable having your post-baby body photographed?


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