Pregnancy Bliss

Giving birth and being a mother to two beautiful girls, I know the ups and downs of pregnancy. From the moment you first find out that you’ve conceived to the first 3-5 months of morning sickness, it’s rough. I’m not going to sugarcoat it, but the reward is an experience that no one can take away from any woman. But that’s not the point of this post, carrying one child is hard, but can you imagine carrying two?

Take supermodel Ashley Graham, she and her husband Justin Ervin have one son already and just recently gave birth to twin boys. Graham had been chronicling her pregnancy every step of the way since announcing the two were expecting twins last summer. When pregnant with twins, it sometimes is impossible to make it to full term (e.g., past 40 weeks), but Graham managed to make it. She detailed the final weeks of her pregnancy via social media.

Graham, a model and television presenter who advocates for the body positivity and inclusion movement, is not ashamed of her body, and nor should she be. The female body has many shapes and sizes and we should embrace them all.

Being the first size 16 model to be featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issues she chronicled her pregnancy with such grace. The body changes alone that come with pregnancy is a hard pill to swallow, but being pregnant with twins can be a little more tough depending on your perspective. Graham maintained her beauty and style and was not ashamed of showing such a personal journey.

We applaud Graham and the other women out there that can maintain body positivity throughout such a magical time in their lives.

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