A Norwegian blogger who became popular for posting her enormous baby bump while expecting triplets has shared post-partum pictures with her followers.
Maria Nordø Jørstad, who is originally from Norway but now lives in Denmark, started recording her pregnancy journey on Instagram under the handle ‘triplets_of_copenhagen’ in 2018.
Pictures of her growing baby bump and ultrasounds scans were put on the account showing the amazing growth of her triplets – Iben, Filip and Agnes.
And now she has showed off her beautiful post-partum body.
She said: "(My stomach) is still showing, I was kind of surprised that it was still so big. I didn’t know that it takes such a long time to shrink.
"I found it kind of interesting, this is the reality for many women and you never see pictures like that."
Ms Jørstad shared a snap of her body at 12 weeks after giving birth, showing a shrinking belly with updates from the doctors.
The 36-year-old has been wearing belly band four to five days a week for one to five hours at time.
Her recent post-partum checkup shows that she has hernia, an abnormal exit of tissue or an organ that pushes through a weakness in the muscle or surround tissue walls, around her belly.
Although the bump has shrunk down its size, Ms Jørstad might need to undergo surgery.
But the mother-of-four is looking on the bright she.
She wrote: "Luckily I can fit into some of my normal pants, so that’s a start."
Ms Jørstad’s Instagram following grew from a few thousands to a whopping 270,000 in one week after she shared a video of her bump at 34 weeks.
She said she wanted to document the very special experience as she had never met anyone with triplets.
Less than 10 women in Denmark have triplets every year, but through her account, Maria has found a network of other mothers with triplets.
She said: "I think that there has been a small revolution during the last few years – with the Me Too and Time’s up movements in front line – where women have started speaking up about female issues that until now has been kind of taboo. Not spoken about.
"And social media has been the biggest platform to share these personal stories, like how you look and feel like after giving birth."
Ms Jørstad, who works as a producer on documentaries, is hoping her story will inspire others to share their own and be honest about their bodies after giving birth.
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