Melanie and Vanessa Iris Roy shared their side-by-side pregnancy photos, taken a year apart.
The first was taken in 2014, when Vanessa Iris was pregnant, the second a year later, featuring Melanie’s baby bump and the couple’s son Jax.
Two months after posting the photo on Instagram it exploded in popularity, with people across the world offering their congratulations.
Melanie, who gave birth to daughter Ero in February, told the Huffington Post: “It’s crazy to see that people were referring to my family as an inspiration. We are still in complete shock.
“Vanessa and I have always said we would both like to carry.
“The woman’s body is incredible. The way it creates and grows another human being is amazing. We hope that our picture is that sign that some women may need to encourage them to carry a child.”
After many people had commented on the photo with their support, Melanie replied: “Honestly its because of people like YOU that our world is continuously getting better. You are the brave soul here for taking the time to reach out to us. We appreciate you greatly!”