The 4th Trimester Bodies Project by photographer Ashlee Wells Jackson is “dedicated to embracing the beauty inherent in the changes brought to our bodies by motherhood, childbirth, and breastfeeding.” It’s time for new moms to kick negative body thoughts to the curb. Here is a snapshot of how birth and pregnancy changes a woman’s body… and how it is something to be honored.
Motherhood is about three pregnancies, with differing childbirth outcomes. You never know what can happen, and the marks you possess remind you that motherhood is about the unexpected. Read more of Heidi's story at The 4th Trimester Bodies Project.
Motherhood is overcoming battles with food and your body, and embracing what pregnancy does to your skin as you glean the sweet reward at the end. Read more of Cora's story at The 4th Trimester Project.
Motherhood is looking at your body, conquering a severe sickness, to see how worth it was to be able to hold two sweet boys, one of which has Down's Syndrome, appreciating all the precious small moments. Read more of Andrea's story on The 4th Trimester Project.
Motherhood is seeing those marks your body still carries, remembering how the best laid plans can change in a moment, yet looking forward to a new little one. See more of Jessica's story at The 4th Trimester Project.
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Meet Ashlee Wells Jackson, the amazing woman behind The 4th Trimester Bodies Project, pictured with her daughter Nova. She's learning to view her pregnancy marks as beautiful after a difficult pregnancy and childbirth of her twin daughters. For information on how to be a part of her project, to help show how motherhood is about embracing all those marks your bodies bear in the plight to create life, go to The 4th Trimester Bodies Project to see what cities she is photographing in next. She never turns anyone away. Be a part of a revolution!