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Hannah Polite, a 28-year-old Australian Model and Instagram influencer, recently posted a naked mirror selfie 24 hours after giving birth.  She wants to promote a healthy body image and make people understand the truth of childbirth.

The bikini model got married in a lavish destination wedding in Bali on 1 September 2018.  She married her longtime boyfriend Garth Small with whom she already has a 3 year old daughter, Evaliah.

The two took almost 18 months to plan the extravagant event that took place at The Ungasan Clifftop Resort in Bali. Polites, while talking about her wedding with FEMAIL, said, “Our theme was an enchanted destination wedding so there were candles everywhere, overflowing florals imported from South America, Australia and Japan and rose fold acrylic from Australia”. Furthermore, the wedding featured a 1.3 meter rose gold and white cake, fire dancers, a floral wall with their initials and thirty custom made chandeliers as well. The model is also known to have two gowns for the wedding, costing more than $20,000.

Polites shared several pictures of her dream wedding on Instagram- certainly making some people jealous of the luxurious affair.

The model recently gave birth to her second child, a healthy baby boy. The couple named him Arlo William Small and was very excited for his arrival. The influencer posted regular pictures of her baby bump to share the pregnancy journey with her 1.3 million fans. However, she received massive backlash for a picture she posted about going into labor, a few hours before giving birth.

The 28 year old can be seen standing next to her husband, wearing matching clothes, with a sign board reading, “Woohoo mama is in labor and baby is nearly here!”. The picture also featured a baby seat with a cute white bunny plushie.

The comment section flooded with negative remarks from the people saying that the picture was staged. According to the majority, the model had time to get dressed and do her makeup which hinted towards the idea that the picture was fake, and she was not actually in labor at the time.

However, she got past the hatred and only 24 hours after giving birth, posted a naked picture of herself on Instagram. The post comprised of two pictures, one of her when she was 38 weeks pregnant and the other one postpartum. The main idea was to promote a healthy body image and show the world what pregnancy does to a human body. The post was also directed towards appreciating the women’s body for its wonders. She said, “Although a little confronting for me, I want to be as real as possible with you all and share my post partum body journey exactly how it is,” she wrote. “I was tired, pale and a little sore but so proud of what I’d just achieved the day before. The human body is so amazing and I’m so thankful that mine was able to grow, birth and now nurture my boy.”


Polites has certainly made a powerful move for a good cause. Congratulations to the happy couple on their beautiful baby boy!


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