Most women who gain weight during pregnancy will not love their bodies after giving birth – but the happiness of having your little one more than makes up for it.
But imagine if you had gone through the tragedy of losing your baby and still had your pregnancy body as a horrendous reminder every day.
Mum Jessica McCoy from Missouri in the USA has shared a photograph of her body months after losing her baby, Evie, at 23 weeks – because it’s something women don’t usually talk about.
Alongside it, she wrote a heartbreaking post about how it pains her to look in the mirror every day because she is “angry” at her body and it ‘hurts too much’ to be positive.
Jessica, 27, already has a six-year-old son, Brennan, with husband David. She admits she felt ‘great’ about her pre-pregnancy body.
The mum had an abortion at 23 weeks after scans discovered ‘foetal anomalies’ which would have prevented baby Evie from living’.
Now, she can’t bear to…