Ashley Graham Opens Up About Accepting Her New Pregnant Body And Dealing With Stretch Marks
Ashley Graham is moving further along in her pregnancy and is now in her last trimester. As the beautiful supermodel prepares for the upcoming arrival of her son, she is opening up about the changes she's experienced in her pregnant body. As a supermodel, Ashley has always exuded confidence and body positivity so when she opened up about her emotional struggles with her changing pregnant body, women were listening.
Ashley spoke about not feeling her best when pregnant and having to come to terms with physical imperfections such as stretch marks and learning how to overcome the emotional issues to find body positivity and confidence again. She also said that she reassured herself by realizing she isn't the only woman who has experienced this.
You may see the post that Shape shared along with the caption and Ashley's quotes below.
"#AshleyGraham got emotional while opening up about a pregnancy photo of her stretch marks. .
"I had just announced that I was pregnant and I thought then I was going to feel good and I didn't. I just felt terrible. And that morning, I was like, 'Get it together, Ashley, there's other women out there that are going through the same thing as you—why don't you have a dialogue?'" She also added that the experience of having a "new body" made her feel "so isolated" and "so alone," and that pregnancy has meant having "to come into this new world of body confidence." Tap the link in bio to see Ashley's photo and how she wants to help inspire women to embrace their new curves—stretch marks and all."
Ashley and her husband Justin Ervin are expecting their first child together, a boy, in January. As Ashley draws near to the end of her pregnancy, she will likely experience even greater changes with her body. Her fears and struggles with her body image are commonly experienced by millions of women worldwide.
There are many women who have been in the same place where Ashley is and it's best to realize that bringing new life into the world is the greatest gift anyone can give. What do you think of Ashley Graham's take on body positivity, confidence and adjusting to her pregnant body?