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Mom's Selfie Goes Viral: ‘This Is What 24 Hours Postpartum Looks Like'

"This is what 24 hours postpartum looks like. Baby in sling. Skin to skin. Adult diapers. And a rosy glow," wrote Erica Andrews in an Instagram caption alongside a picture of her with her now 13-day old baby, Silas Ambrose, last week.

For Andrews, the postpartum experience is familiar; this was her fifth birth, and she is also a mother to a 15-, 11-, 5-, and 3-year-old. But this time, she said she was "called to share this image" with other mothers, according to TODAY. The image and her words resonated with other women: After babywearing retailer Sakura Bloom shared the photo on Facebook, almost 34,000 people shared it from that page alone. Others soon followed.

"This is my last baby, and I was feeling very emotional knowing that was the last time I would look and feel this way. So often the BIG feelings and changes we go through as new mothers are overlooked, brushed aside, or misunderstood completely," Andrews told TODAY Parents.

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