Iskra Lawrence has shared an empowering message about her changing body shape during pregnancy.
The British model, 29, is currently eight months pregnant with her first child and while sheâ€™s admitted to struggling with her body image during pregnancy, sheâ€™s also learnt to love her changing shape.
Sharing some pictures to her Instagram from between 2015-16, the body positive advocate described how sheâ€™s recognised that her body may never be the same.
â€œBye old body (pics from 2015-2016 when I worked out 4times a week) itâ€™s been fun, thank you, I love you,â€ she started her message.
â€œButtttt my new ever changing body I love you too and you will continue to be stronger and more magical than ever,â€ she added.
Lawrence went on to add that sheâ€™s been on the receiving end of body shaming since announcing her pregnancy, and that it was men dishing out the unwanted opinions.
Listing some of the insults sheâ€™d received from â€œyour body will no longer be beautifulâ€ to â€œyouâ€™re getting so fatâ€, the model explained that she hasnâ€™t let the shaming get to her.
â€œNo amount of hateful words could take away from how beautiful this journey is and how much I value my body,â€ she continued.
And even if her body does change post pregnancy, sheâ€™s going to be there for it.
â€œIâ€™m ready to meet my post baby body, get to know her and fall in love, even if I donâ€™t recognise her or how she feels,â€ Lawrence added.
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The body positivity didnâ€™t end there either as the mum-to-be had some words of encouragement for those concerned about how pregnancy could impact their own bodies.
â€œFor anyone living in fear of pregnancy because of body shamers/weight gain or triggering your eating disorder or body dysmorphia…youâ€™ve got this,â€ she wrote.
â€œYou will never feel more in love with your body because itâ€™s creating lifeâ€™s most precious gift and for those who are experiencing infertility your body is beautiful and worthy of your love too.â€
Since sharing her post, the model mum-to-be has been praised by fans for opening up about her changing body and how sheâ€™s learning to embrace it.
â€œI reflect back on pre baby body pictures, and think about how I was a size 6; now size 14,â€ one fan shared.
â€œMy hips grew with age, and couldnâ€™t handle it. Now Iâ€™m 8 months 2weeks and ready to show off the mum bod because I was blessed to have this!!!!â€
â€œChildren are much more important than a body or anybodyâ€™s opinion about your body,â€ another wrote.
â€œLouder for the folks at the back,â€ one fan simply stated.
Others thanked the model for her honesty, claiming it was helping them to deal with their own body issues.
â€œThe body dysmorphia from pregnancy is killing me. Needed this!â€ one user wrote.
Last month, Lawrence opened up about the struggles sheâ€™d experienced with her body image since becoming pregnant.
The model has previously suffered from body dysmorphia and an eating disorder and in a video shared to Instagram she addresses these struggles in the video, together with the difficulties she has faced during her pregnancy journey.
Lawrence explained that she has embraced the â€œchangesâ€ in her body, which have included acne on her chest and stretch marks around her stomach, and treated it as a â€œpositive challengeâ€ to continue to â€œlove [herself]â€ throughout the journey.
Lawrence isnâ€™t the first body-positive figure to get real about her changing pregnancy body.
Ashley Graham, 32, who recently gave birth to her first baby, a son, shared nude images of herself throughout her pregnancy.