Ashley Graham Shares Powerful AF Photo Of Her Giving Birth!

Total mom goals!!

In honor of International Women’s Day on March 8, Ashley Graham took to Instagram and shared a powerful message about women and all they are capable of — namely giving birth! As you are likely aware, she welcomed her first childIsaac Menelik Giovanni Ervin, with her husband Justin Ervin in mid-January. Since then, the new momma seems to have a whole new outlook on what it means to be strong.

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She penned:

“This is the face of my greatest strength. The greatest pain I’ve ever known and the greatest accomplishment that I’ve ever achieved. On this International Women’s Day understand that despite whatever pain or trial we have all experienced as women, we are also strong, powerful and capable of accomplishing greatness. Happy International Women’s Day! Let’s all celebrate our, and each other’s strengths today.”

Her words alone were powerful enough, but add the photo (below)? Damn.

This isn’t the first time Ashley has used her platform to get real about motherhood! From showing off her post-baby body to breast-pumping in an Uber, Ash is making sure everyone knows it ain’t always easy to juggle raising a newborn, a busy career, and taking care of yourself.

We got to hear more about the story behind the photo shortly after the 32-year-old and her husband welcomed their baby boy when she had him on an episode of her podcast, Pretty Big Deal.

The model explained how she ultimately decided on an all-natural at-home birth experience and spoke at length about feeling confident in her decision:

“Now, I have to say now though that I gave birth and I did it naturally and I felt everything, I feel like there’s nothing I can’t do. Like, there’s nothing that could come way where I say, ‘Oh, that’s too hard I can’t handle that.’ I went through laboring for six hours, naturally.”

Miz Graham added:

“If I would have had the birth at a hospital, I think my anxiety would have been through the roof. But because I was here, the lights were dim, it was a chill environment, I got to eat whatever food I wanted to, I got to be in bed, I could be in the pool.”

Happy (belated) International Women’s Day to all of the badass mommas out there!!

[Image via Ashley Graham/Instagram.]

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