When it comes to childbirth and pregnancy, there are certain elements that aren’t always the easiest to share. For a couple becoming new parents, there are several adjustments that have to be made and, often times, sacrifices as well.
For the Bacon family, they decided to embrace some of these weird changes by taking “uncensored” motherhood photos and sharing them to Facebook.
Though some may find the image of Amanda Bacon wearing a giant “mom diaper” uncomfortable, she and her fiance Ken thought that it was important to share it because it was raw and honest. “Nothing says welcome to motherhood like an adorable squishy baby, and a giant mom diaper,” Amanda said.
The hilarious photo features Amanda gazing out of the window in the “mom diaper” she fashioned for herself, with Ken and their baby son sitting with a huge goofy grin in the foreground. Although Amanda was initially nervous to share the photo to Facebook, it quickly gained popularity having been shared over 100,000 times.
In the original Facebook post, Amanda wrote that the realities of the postpartum life are not spoken about enough, and not documented enough either. She also expressed that she understood that some people might find the photo uncomfortable but she doesn’t understand why.
“We should all try to educate, empower, and embrace every aspect of childbirth,” she wrote “including moments like this.” Amanda had been tired of dealing with the disconnect that comes with becoming a new mother and decided to share this photo to show that she was no longer uncomfortable with what it means to give birth and be a mother.
The response to Amanda’s photo has been extremely positive, with several fellow mothers leaving sweet comments reminiscing about their own experiences with childbirth. Some expecting parents also thanked her for giving them an honest insight on what’s to come.