Jamie Otis' Photos of Her Postpartum Body Are an Empowering Reality Check
It's natural for a new mom to feel shocked—and maybe even a little frightened—when she sees her body immediately after she gives birth. After all, the idea that women should bounce back overnight has been so deeply ingrained in us, when the reality is that women can expect to deliver and still look a bit, well....pregnant.
But brand new mama Jamie Otis is taking it all in stride. The Married at First Sight star, who just welcomed daughter Henley Grace with husband Doug Henher, shared an adorable shot of herself at just three days postpartum to make that point.
Otis' Instagram shot features the 31-year-old clad in a white tank and white shorts. "Outfit of the day...I share all details in my insta story," she joked alongside the photo.
But Jamie also shared an important message about how she's feeling in her postpartum body. "I love every bit of my postpartum bod. It's truly amazing how my body helped create & carry an 8 lb 2 oz baby .... I'm feelin' like I can conquer the WORLD after pushing her out," she wrote.
Fans are just as into this message as we are. One follower commented: "Love this -- thank you for making postpartum look REAL and making the rest of us feel ok with it #theworldneedsmorecelebritieslikeyou."
It seems like Jamie is settling beautifully into her new role, but the star's road to motherhood was not an easy one. She suffered a miscarriage last year — then learned she was expecting again on her angel baby's due date.
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Jamie has been sharing frequent updates on her new mom reality on her Instagram page, and we can't wait to see what else the mama will post — if this postpartum shot is any indication, we're in for some major realness!