Photographer Ashlee Wells Jackson's "4th Trimester Bodies Project" is a photo series that embraces the changes brought to women’s bodies by motherhood.
The images are revealing in more ways than one.
Jackson hopes to shed light on cultural interpretations of female beauty and change women's expectations for themselves and those around them.
"This has been something that has felt a necessity in my mind for years now," she told The Huffington Post of the impetus behind the photo series.
"After coming out the other side of a very traumatic pregnancy and birth experience myself, I felt like it was finally time to make this project a reality."
Jackson explained further the personal passion that drove her: