Everybody is talking about this photo for the most incredible reason

It's very rare we hear women speak of the vulnerable state you encompass post-birth.

Modesty has become a thing of the past, you are scared, tired and a little overwhelmed. 

But what is it that helps new mums through such an intense period in their life?


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Jill Krause, has explained what aided her through such a time, remembering the people who helped her the most on Baby Rabies

"I'll never forget the faces of the nurses who followed me into the bathroom after delivering each baby."

"That moment when I was so vulnerable, so tired, scared, shaky," commented the mum-of-four.

Jill believes those tough moments are never forgotten, but held dear thanks to the support of nurses and doulas.


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"My swollen belly deflating, and my modesty long gone. They treated me with such kindness and dignity."

"For me, these have been moments of empowerment and confirmation that I have a real village to help me."

"Even if it's just for that little bit of time in a bathroom, on a toilet, while a kind nurse shows me how to put an ice pad on my mesh undies."

Jill's photographer friend, MommaKT, took the candid shot which the mum-of-four has shared to show how grateful she is to these amazing professionals. 


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"Let's hear it for the nurses and the doulas and anyone else who show us how to make ice-pad underwear (or helps with that first shower post c-section!)."

The post has resonated with women everywhere as one of the most relatable post-birth events. 

That small piece of kindness and compassion shown by nurses and doulas leave a lasting impression with mums all over the world – they too need to be celebrated. 

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