Whether you've already actually given birth or not, pushing a human out of you is a whole lot of work and does a serious number on your body. And while women used to be mostly hush-hush about everything that goes into postpartum care for new moms, there's recently been an uptick in candid photos highlighting what those few weeks post-birth are really like.
Although it may seem a little too intimate to share for some, both celebrities and everyday mamas alike are snapping photos of themselves donning their hospital-grade mesh underwear. The images are relatable and inspiring. Choosing to share a not-so-glamorous photo of yourself in see-through underwear that's likely housing pads and hemorrhoid wipes changes the conversation surrounding childbirth; it helps normalize the idea that women actually need time to recover after bringing new life into the world. Look through to see what we mean.