An athletic mum ,Stephanie Rothstein has been hailed for showing off her body changes following the birth of her two children. Stephanie frequently shares photos of her stretch marks and excess skin on her stomach - with her 37,000 Instagram followers.
She told SELF.com in her own words:
"I can run 5:20 pace for a half marathon, but I still pee my pants, have diastasis recti , stretch marks, and other postpartum issues." 2 pregnancies later and some serious stretch marks made me a little embarrassed of my tummy.But I'm reminded they are simply lines of love and proof of what the human body is capable of."
Diastasis recti is condition which occur postpartum where the a gap of roughly 2.7 cm or greater develops between the two sides of the abdominal muscle.
The mum is part of a recent trend which has seen numbers of new mums reveal the reality of how pregnancy and giving birth alters your body.