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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.

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. 

Phil Collins January 15, 2014 at 07:33 PM
Moms lets be real Face Book isn't for Breast Feeding or Pregnancy Photos either, I personally don't care but I can understand why some people do.
bigdog January 15, 2014 at 09:07 PM
I tend to agree, Facebook doesn't seem to be the appropriate forum for these pictures.
Robert Griffin Sr. January 15, 2014 at 10:49 PM
I have to say, I don't see anything wrong with it. I see and repost pictures of women in Bikinis, big women who you can plainly see and know that have had babies and they are in Bikinis and scatly clad. So why is this a issue with facebook. It is letting all women know that everybady does not have those barbie doll firgures after having bbies. Being a man and father i know a woman does not look like she did before. having seen many a woman nude, so why is FB playing partial I do not know. Some of these things they do let on are just a X from being porn. This is done with a bit of class.
George Heitz January 16, 2014 at 08:24 AM
Phil and Big Dog....are either you married or have kids? you are saying FB is not the correct medium for these pictures? It's social media for crying out loud...what is FB for? I think these pictures are beautiful and have a feeling FB will have a change of heart.
bigdog January 16, 2014 at 10:39 AM
George, I think they're beautiful also, I merely said I was not sure FB was the correct forum for these types of pictures. I am entitled to have an opinion aren't I? And btw I am both married and a father.
George Heitz January 16, 2014 at 12:16 PM
Thatta boy Bigdog! And I respect your right to your opinion. :)
bigdog January 16, 2014 at 06:47 PM
Thank you sir.

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