“This is what you really look like a few hours post C-section,” White wrote. “To anyone who thinks it’s the easy way out, well, try having a 6-inch gash in your abdomen like a gutted shark who had the body parts of the surfer it ate retrieved!"
White lives in Melbourne with husband Jeremy and daughters, Annabelle, 3, and Theodora, 1, and the photo is from Theodora's 2016 arrival. Originally, she didn't plan to make her personal photo so public, but felt it was important to correct misconceptions about what a cesarean section is like.
"I was prompted to share it when a friend had come to me about C-sections," she said. "She felt people had made her feel it was an easy way out, and she was disappointed with herself for not birthing naturally." Click here to read more.