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New mum praised for showing 'messy' reality of childbirth

Amanda Bacon didn't shy away from sharing the painful and uncomfortable truth of giving birth.

Despite what we see in films and on TV, the reality of childbirth is far from glamorous - just ask any new mum.

One woman decided it was time to show the real nature of giving birth, sharing a very private moment on Facebook.

Amanda Bacon, from North Carolina in the States, posted a snap to social media showing her husband taking a selfie with the couple's newborn baby, while she stands in the background, naked except for what can only be described as an adult nappy.

Image: Amanda Bacon/Facebook
Image: Amanda Bacon/Facebook

She wrote a heartfelt note along with the picture, saying: "Motherhood uncensored. I'm sharing this picture because it's real. This is motherhood; it's raw, stunning, messy, and freaking hilarious all rolled into one.

"Having a baby is a beautiful experience, and the realities of postpartum life aren't spoken enough about. And definitely not photographed enough. Some people probably find this uncomfortable, but why? I seriously don't get it! It's probably because this part isn't talked about. We all should try and educate, empower and embrace every aspect of childbirth, including moments like this. And do it while having a sense of humor. Nothing says welcome to motherhood like an adorable squishy baby, and a giant mom diaper."

She later added that it was her, and not her husband Ken, who shared the photo on social media.

The post has led to thousands of other women open up about what they went through after giving birth, with many of them sharing their own experiences.

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