Mums share photos of their C-section scars after blogger’s snap was banned from Instagram for breaching nudity guidelines

Anna Whitehouse uploaded the snap of her belly following the operation, only to have it removed by moderators.

Anna, who co-write the best-seller ‘Parenting the S**t out of Life’, shared the image with her 187,000 followers.

She says she was careful not to show any nudity, but it appears people still complained about the post, prompting its removal on Instagram.

After the snap was removed she uploaded another post addressing the issue.

The second one has racked up more than 6,500 likes as women railed against the removal of the photo and shared their scars in support.

Anna wrote: “The photo I uploaded last night of my c-section scar (still in stories) broached guidelines here.

“I was fairly careful not to flash gusset.

“And post-operative scarring tissue isn’t my idea of X-rated material but anyhow, to pay homage to my “line” as my daughter calls it, here’s a safer photo of a mother high as a kite on oxytocin.”

Since posting the photograph, Mother Pukka’s post has been flooded with comments praising her for her bravery.

Her defiance has prompted other women to follow suit and proudly bare their scars.

One woman shared a photo of her scar four months after giving birth, saying: “Never in a zillion years did I think I would show this to the world, but I am angry that people could possibly take offence at something so amazing.

“This is a 4 time C-section scar- you don’t see all that many of those kicking about in your feed.

“And I am proud of it because it brought all 4 of my babies safely into this world.

“It may have a little pouch of wobbly skin and be puckered in places, but I think it’s bloody fantastic so there you go. Get stuffed Instagram!!!”

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I usually only do these on the big months.. But bizarrely #instagram has removed @mother_pukka #lineofduty picture deeming it offensive and against guidelines. 🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️ So I thought I’d post my pic early, how many people will share theirs? This is my cake filled almost 11 month pp tummy 💚 I don’t understand how a pic of a tummy (postpartum…) can be reportable? Mine also has a wonky scar lots of marks where my child blows raspberries and nibbles it. It’s certainly not a magazine cover but it IS a real tummy and I think seeing these, especially from powerhouses like MP is great! . . Come on Instagram stop censoring women! #csection #csectionrecovery #csectionbirth #csectionscar #csectionbelly #motherpukka #motherhoodunplugged #allbirthmatters #birthisnotporn #censoredcontent #postpartumbelly #postpartumbody #sunroofselfie

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I usually only do these on the big months.. But bizarrely #instagram has removed @mother_pukka #lineofduty picture deeming it offensive and against guidelines. 🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️ So I thought I’d post my pic early, how many people will share theirs? This is my cake filled almost 11 month pp tummy 💚 I don’t understand how a pic of a tummy (postpartum…) can be reportable? Mine also has a wonky scar lots of marks where my child blows raspberries and nibbles it. It’s certainly not a magazine cover but it IS a real tummy and I think seeing these, especially from powerhouses like MP is great! . . Come on Instagram stop censoring women! #csection #csectionrecovery #csectionbirth #csectionscar #csectionbelly #motherpukka #motherhoodunplugged #allbirthmatters #birthisnotporn #censoredcontent #postpartumbelly #postpartumbody #sunroofselfie

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I usually only do these on the big months.. But bizarrely #instagram has removed @mother_pukka #lineofduty picture deeming it offensive and against guidelines. 🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️ So I thought I’d post my pic early, how many people will share theirs? This is my cake filled almost 11 month pp tummy 💚 I don’t understand how a pic of a tummy (postpartum…) can be reportable? Mine also has a wonky scar lots of marks where my child blows raspberries and nibbles it. It’s certainly not a magazine cover but it IS a real tummy and I think seeing these, especially from powerhouses like MP is great! . . Come on Instagram stop censoring women! #csection #csectionrecovery #csectionbirth #csectionscar #csectionbelly #motherpukka #motherhoodunplugged #allbirthmatters #birthisnotporn #censoredcontent #postpartumbelly #postpartumbody #sunroofselfie

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Another mum shared her two scars, writing: “So here's mine. It's huge, wonky and there's actually two running next to each other.

“It still tingles, has a beautiful floppy bit on top but it's warm and comforting for me. It's where my girls came from. One under general and one while awake.

“Both horrific, both I lost so much blood and both stuck on my body forever to remind me of how strong I am/we are.

“It’s not pretty but its mine, part of my tapestry and I am growing tired of Instagram censoring things that are natural.”

This parent also lashed out at Instagram, saying: “I'm proud of those scars. They define me as a mum who fought to have my babies.

“Can't believe they removed it. Outrageous!”

This person agreed, writing: “It's completely wrong to allow all kinds of accounts to share unrealistic images of women after having babies and yet censor people showing REAL bodies with real scars and stretch marks.”

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