AceShowbiz - Actress Aja Naomi King is celebrating the strength of the female body after giving birth to her first child.
The "How to Get Away with Murder" star took to Instagram on Sunday, June 6 to reveal she had become a mother as she posed in her underwear in her backyard and heaped praise on her post-partum figure.
"No, this is not a pregnancy Before picture," she captioned the shot. "This is the After. After days of labor. After experiencing what felt like my insides being ripped apart, no lie. After experiencing the unimaginable beauty of childbirth, this is what is left behind."
She added, "This Gorgeous Body! So in celebration of myself and my body for 'Doing the D**n Thing', I wanted to share this photo. No make up, no editing, no filters (and you know I love a filter!)...Just Me...a woman in awe of her Body and her Baby [sic]!"
King didn't share any details about her newborn, but she was inundated with supportive messages from her celebrity friends and followers.
King announced her pregnancy news in March, as she opened up about previously suffering two miscarriages.
"I really can't begin to express the fullness of our immense joy to be welcoming a baby into our family," she posted at the time. "With that I also want to express that this beautiful journey has not been devoid of heartbreak. This is my beautiful little rainbow baby."