Mum’s honest account of what really happens to your body after having triplets

Nobody really knows what pregnancy and giving birth is really like unless they actually go through it – and it’s completely different for everyone.

That’s why it’s so brilliant when mums and mums-to-be share their experiences online to support each other.

Maria Jorstad is the mum of 1-month-old triplets and has been sharing her honest account of pregnancy and recovery on Instagram .

The Copenhagen-based mum documented incredible pictures of her huge baby bump before giving birth and is now candidly discussing her postpartum body.

She previously posted snaps of her 44-pound baby bump right before giving birth, writing: "We are SO ready for the next chapter!"

Although having such a big bump had its ups and downs, with the mum described it as "heavy", "strange" and marvelling at how it "doesn’t fall down" – which really shows how amazing the human body is.

She gave birth to Iben, Filip and Agnes just over a month ago – and they couldn’t be more beautiful.

The mum described holding her bundles of joy as "pure bliss."

However, Maria is now sharing her struggles with her postpartum body.

She’s said that she still has a heavy belly – which is no wonder after carrying three beautiful babies for nine months.

She wrote shortly after the birth: "I now have a really weird looking hanging belly, which is still quite heavy. My uterus has not shrinked (sp) back yet.

"Because my belly was so stretched it takes longer than usual. I’m gonna get a belly band/support binder asap, because it’s quite annoying and the sagging makes my c-section scar hurts. I’m really impatient to get my body back!"

"The first two days I could barely stand up because of extreme pain in the C-section wound, but the nurses made me walk a bit anyway.

"If I didn’t, it would become even worse, they told me. In addition to that it has been three days with my bowels constantly twisting and turning like snakes (you wont believe the sight of it!), causing much pain.

"And to top it off my milk started coming in already yesterday, and has caused huge and very painful breast engorgement.

"My nurse actually asked if I have implants!"

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🚨Vent warning🚨 What a woman needs to go through! 😩 Day 4 and it has been quite a ride body wise. The first two days I could barely stand up because of extreme pain in the c-section wound, but the nurses made me walk a bit anyway. If I didn’t, it would become even worse, they told me. 😱 In addition to that it has been three days with my bowels constantly twisting and turning like snakes (you wont believe the sight of it!), causing much pain. And to top it off my milk started coming in already yesterday, and has caused huge and very painful breast engorgement. My nurse actually asked if I have implants! The joke of the day. 😂 BUT, our babies are doing SO good!! 😄Will write a post about them soon. ❤️ ⠀ ⠀ (Picture from day 2) ⠀ ⠀ #postpartum #postpartumaftertriplets #triplets

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Her experience is all-too-relatable, as she wrote on Instagram that it has been "quite a ride body wise" and was "kind of disappointed" that after one month her tummy looked much the same.

Fortunately, after four weeks, her C-section scar was much less painful.

She said that the triplets are "sleeping a lot", so the atmosphere at home has been more calm than she imagined it might be.

Like lots of mums she’s found there’s not much time for "normal stuff" when she has to feed and change the three little ones throughout the day.

Maria’s Instagram has been flooded with messages of love and support from her followers who say the mum is "amazing" and "wonderful".

One wrote: "Thank you for sharing your journey with us! It’s inspiring to see it! I am sure some days don’t feel that way but just remember everyday is a victory. Sending you love from the US".

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