Jul 26, 2014
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Facebook Deletes Post-Pregnancy Mom and Baby Pics

The Lake View photographer who founded “The 4th Trimester Bodies Project” says she doesn’t understand why Facebook keeps taking her pictures down.

Facebook Deletes Post-Pregnancy Mom and Baby Pics

CHICAGO—Anyone who has had a baby knows that a mother’s body changes during and after childbirth. Chicago photographer Ashlee Wells Jackson has set out to document and celebrate those changes in “The 4th Trimester Bodies Project.”

Yet not everyone, it seems, is comfortable with the photos, which show women in their underwear or discreetly topless, often accompanied by their bare-bottomed babies.

Wells Jackson says that Facebook blocked the project’s Facebook page numerous times for hours or days and then removed the site completely. She maintains that none of the photos violated Facebook’s terms of service and that attempts to reach Facebook have gone unanswered.

“We have not broken any rules,” she says in the WGN report above.

The project is “dedicated to embracing the beauty inherent in the changes brought to our bodies by motherhood, childbirth and breastfeeding,” according to its website. Photos are taken at the project’s Lake View studio and in other cities when the project goes on tour.

You can watch the full WGN report above. 

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