“Here I am,” Alex Nation’s latest Instagram post begins.
“18, a brace face, pregnant, nervous, a little unsure, excited, scared (petrified) but empowered.”
Alongside the raw and honest caption is an image of a teenager in a pink boob tube – her hand resting on her burgeoning stomach, her belly button threatening to pop.
Despite looking like a completely different person, the teenager is Alex. The photo, taken some seven years ago, captures the “challenging” feelings she grappled while pregnant with her little boy Elijah.