Ruth Lee wrote that she followed so many pregnancy models on Instagram during her pregnancy, that she began to believe that she would be ‘pool-side 5 minutes postpartum’.
“I was 25 when I gave birth. I was healthy. I was young. I stayed active during my pregnancy. I took the best prenatals, went to the gym, used every kind of stretch mark prevention you could think of. I took hours of birthing classes, read every book under the sun, and studied natural childbirth my whole pregnancy,” she wrote.
“I STILL ended up with a traumatic labor, cesarean section, scars, stretch marks, and unfortunately the inability to breastfeed long term.”
Lee explained that she took the photo a few days after she gave birth, when she first started suffering from Postpartum Depression.
“I took this and actually was horrified. I couldn’t believe it was me. I’m sharing it because I know in my heart that there are people out there that struggle with inadequacy. That might think they are not beautiful, that they might be ruined, less worthy, or not good enough,” she wrote.