What's the motherhood journey like for Josefine?
One reason why we love having photoshoots is because we get a chance to see how differently women experience motherhood. During the following weeks, we'll introduce you to our models, who shared their thoughts with us about this topic.
First out is Josefine - midwife and mother of three❤️
What's motherhood to you?
The first thing that comes to mind is being present while dealing with all the daily challenges that come along with being a mother. Motherhood is also a community of supporting women, the complete opposite of mom shaming.
Is there anything you wish you had known before pregnancy?
The fourth trimester, and how the bodily functions change. Especially the psychological part of it, because those challenges are not talked about so regularly.
When did you notice the first changes in your body during pregnancy?
It actually took a while before I noticed the changes. However, with the first child it was like always looking for the sign of the first kick. But I was so busy at work, I didn’t have any physical problems, so I can only remember the first kick being the first actual sign.
How do you feel about your body now, after giving birth?
Being severely anorexic, never in a million years would I have thought that I was gonna stand so comfortable in my own skin, that society would call ugly and I feel so super proud. I think that it has to do with actually giving birth. With every child, the proudness just grown about what I can accomplish. Growing a human being and giving birth completely changes the perspective... I look at my daughters and I see that by being proud of my body, I'm setting an example for them. Even if I would have three boys, it would be the same.
Josefine is wearing our Valeria nursing bra in the photo. Click here to get to it.