After a whirlwind few months since the birth of their baby girl, former AFLW star Moana Hope and her wife, model Isabella Carlstrom, reveal how becoming parents has turned their world upside down (in the best possible way) and empowered them even more as women.
Moana Hope won’t stop gushing during the photo shoot for Stellar about how beautiful her wife, model Isabella “Bell” Carlstrom, looks at nine weeks postpartum. “When Bell was pregnant, I said, ‘Finally, I’m the lightest in the house!’ Well, that’s changed quickly – I already can’t say that anymore,” the former AFLW star jokes.
During the photo shoot, Swedish-born Carlstrom coaches Hope and her sister Lavinia “Vinny”, who they care for, on the tricks of the trade, while the couple’s daughter Svea sleeps on.
It’s an idyllic moment the family had planned to capture weeks earlier, until some serious health concerns burst their newborn-baby bubble. Along with the lack of sleep, raging hormones, anxieties and breastmilk-stained sheets that came after they welcomed Svea to the world on November 17, the couple have each had to negotiate their own health issues.
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