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Viral: Ken Hardy holding their newborn son, Pierce, with mother Amanda in the background. © Amanda Bacon/Facebook
Viral: Ken Hardy holding their newborn son, Pierce, with mother Amanda in the background. © Amanda Bacon/Facebook

A new Mum shared an 'uncensored' post-childbirth photo because "it is real".

Amanda Bacon, a North Carolina local who lives with her husband and two children, posted an image to Facebook of herself wearing a "giant mum diaper".

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The photo resonated with mothers around the world. Since being shared on Wednesday the post has received more than 475, 000 likes and 116,000 shares.

Following some criticism of the picture, she later edited the post to clarify that her husband didn't publish it, saying: "My husband didn't post this. He doesn't even have Facebook. I did."

Wow!!!! We're both clearly overcome with joy from all the love, support and kind words.

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