Australian soap opera star Christie Hayes is a mother to two young boys with cool names: Hendrix and Harley. Having gone through the process of growing humans twice, Hayes is familiar with the trials and tribulations of pregnancy. In a #TBT photo, Hayes shared a bit about how she felt towards her body the first time she gave birth in 2014. Hayes did so along with a nude photo—that she posed for two days before going into labor.

 A friend of mine messaged me today, slightly sad due to her weight gain as she is pregnant and is finding the rapid change of her body confronting. She wanted to know if I had felt similar, and what was normal for a new first time Mum, as forums are saying a million different things. 
So, as today is #tbt, this nudie pic was taken the day before I went into labour. 48hrs later I was a first time mummy. As you can see, I'm totally on the rotund side and felt like a blue [whale emoji]. I was exhausted from no sleep the night before, but having my make up done and a keepsake pic from extraordinary photographer Bradley Patrick, is something I'm glad I have celebrated and embraced. 
Don't be down about your weight if your expecting- enjoy it as much as you can. It's not important, celebrate your baby growing! The weight might fall off, it might slowly come off or it might stick around. Once you hold that little baby in your arms, none of that will matter. I promise you it's all worthwhile. Xx 


Sources: Mummy Pages