A Fitness Fanatic Has Learnt To Love Her Body Again After Giving Birth To Twins Left Her With ᴀ ᴄᴀᴇsᴀʀᴇᴀɴ-sᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴ sᴄᴀr
A fitness fanatic has learnt to love her body again after giving birth to twins left her with ᴀ ᴄᴀᴇsᴀʀᴇᴀɴ-sᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴ sᴄᴀʀ and excess skin.
Before Kylee Austin became a mom, she was a successful fitness coach who competed in ʙɪᴋɪɴɪ competitions. She was very confident about her body and overall health. . As a health and fitness coach, Kylee Austin, 30, from Gilbert, Arizona, was used to being in control of her body.
However, motherhood would soon change everything for the Arizona woman. First came Kylee’s son Tristan. Then she got pregnant with twins.
Kylee’s labor was induced during the 38th week, at which time her unborn twins were in ʙʀᴇᴇᴄʜ ᴘᴏsɪᴛɪᴏɴ. She’d mentally and physically prepared for a ᴠᴀɢɪɴᴀʟ birth, but after nearly 24 hours of intensive labor, doctors told her she needed an ᴇᴍᴇʀɢᴇɴᴄʏ C-Sᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴ. Kylee said she’d never been so ᴛᴇʀʀɪFɪᴇᴅ. It was the first time in her life she felt so out of control of her body.
But after giving birth to twins Kayden and Keegan by C-Sᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴ, Kylee sᴛʀᴜɢɢʟᴇᴅ to regain her former toned tummy and found the sᴄᴀʀs and excess skin on her stomach difficult to accept. Kylee was thrust into her recovery. But she sᴛʀᴜɢɢʟᴇᴅ to accept her “new reality”.
Instead of ʜɪᴅɪɴɢ her new body away from the world, Kylee decided to share photos of her post-pregnancy journey on social media. Her Instagram pictures often showed her bare stomach and exercise outfits. Perhaps this would help other new moms, she thought.
A lot of the feedback was kind and supportive, but Kylee’s photos also ɢᴀʀɴᴇʀᴇᴅ ʜᴀʀsʜ ᴀɴᴅ ɴᴇɢᴀᴛɪᴠᴇ comments. Her “twin-bump” photos got the ᴡᴏʀsᴛ comments, like, “Oh no, I cannot believe you put that on social media,” and “That is the most ᴅɪsɢᴜsᴛɪɴɢ thing I have ever seen.”But Kylee has a message for all the haters. Now Kylee is reclaiming her body – and encouraging other mums to do the same, sharing her story online to show the real side of pregnancy and having kids.