14 Celebrities Who Embraced Their New Bodies After Giving Birth
Instagram is filled with photos of young moms flaunting toned bodies without stretch marks and cellulite just two weeks after giving birth. However, the truth is, a woman’s body usually needs time to recover, and some changes are permanent. These 14 celebrities honestly shared how their bodies changed after pregnancy.
At the age of 39, the actress gave birth to her third child. She revealed her postpartum figure and candidly shared how challenging it is for a mother of multiple children to find time for herself. She wrote, “The routine with our baby is getting more familiar and I’m ready to start taking a little time in the day focusing on myself. For me that means my health. Why? Because I wanna be around a long time for these three kiddos of mine.”
She posted the paparazzi picture on her Instagram and wrote, “I am posting this on behalf of young girls, women, and mothers of all ages. I’m enjoying a vacation with my son after a long season of shooting and being away from him for weeks at a time over those months. Since websites and magazines love to share ’celeb flaws’ - well, I have them!”
Halsey appeared on SNL almost right after labor. After her fans were amazed by her physical shape, the singer wrote an Instagram post where she shared the photos of her first days of motherhood, “My body has felt like a stranger’s for a long time. A lot of people don’t know that you still look pregnant for a while after. It is still changing, and I am letting it.” She said her body would never be the same, and the changes that happened to her will remain with her forever. And she’s happy about it.
Model Ashley Graham candidly showed the photos of the stretch marks that her first pregnancy gave her. This year, the body positivity queen had twins. Five months later, she showed her body, “Posting this video for all the mamas who haven’t and may never ’bounce back’ and for anyone who needs to be reminded that your body is beautiful in its realest form. This is my strong, five-month-postpartum-been-pregnant-for-two-years body as it is in hopes to further normalize ALL bodies in every and any stage of life.”
Chrissy Teigen says that her family has a predisposition for stretch marks. When she was pregnant, she’d use a lot of creams, but it didn’t work. She still had stretch marks, and she didn’t hide them from her followers. Of course, she’s sad, but she accepts the changes, “I was lucky enough to be on sets where I saw the people with the most incredible bodies in the world have stretch marks. I feel like not enough people get to see that in a world of FaceTune.”
Blake Lively is going through her 4th pregnancy, and she already knows what to expect. She says that it was hard to find the right size of clothes after pregnancy, which made her feel insecure. Today, she realizes that she should be proud of herself, “I wish I felt as confident then as I do now. That body gave me a baby. What a beautiful miracle. But instead of feeling proud, I felt insecure. Simply because I didn’t fit into clothes.”
After having a daughter, Mila Kunis had to learn to dress differently. The actress had a small breast size and didn’t even wear a bra. But now she can’t live without one, and she says, “I always dress for a flat-chested girl, and now all of a sudden I have breasts. This is amazing to me. It’s a whole new world!”
Jenny Mollen is raising 2 kids with her husband, the star of American Pie, Jason Biggs. After having the second child, the star couldn’t stop looking at her scar from the C-section. She showed the result of the surgery and thanked her doctor on her Instagram page.
Tia Mowry couldn’t accept the changes that happened to her body right away. The actress had 2 natural births and had a belly for several months after, “I thought something was wrong with me. I had seen in magazines the many women on the beach a few weeks postpartum in a two-piece. To be honest, it had to take time for me to embrace my new body.”
Alyssa Milano is raising a son and a daughter. Two pregnancies later, she decided to reach her “happy” weight, so she has a low-carb diet and works out regularly. While she decided to get rid of the extra weight, she has a different attitude to her C-section scar, “I love my c-section scar because it’s where my babies came from.”
Olivia Munn became a mom at the end of 2021. She says that maternity is not easy for her, but she tries to enjoy every moment. The star remains honest with her audience and openly says that she has changed both physically and mentally, “The postpartum road is rough, but it’s so worth it. My body hasn’t snapped back, but it made this little guy, so I only have love for it.”
It’s not easy for Ashley Tisdale to accept her body after labor. The star of High School Musical says that she’s trying really hard to get back to the shape she was in, “Whether it’s hiking, pilates, riding on my Peloton, and yet, I still don’t feel comfortable in my body. I started to fit into some jeans again, but not the size I was wearing before. Everyone keeps saying that it takes time growing the baby and it takes time losing the baby weight. That’s the truth.”
Amy Schumer has always been honest and open with her audience. After her son’s birth, she shared the unedited photos of her in a swimsuit, “I am loving my warm soft post-baby body. Grateful to be feeling so strong again!”
One year later, her uterus was removed due to her having developed endometriosis. After that, Schumer decided to have a lipo, and didn’t hide it, “If anybody sees me in pictures or anything, and they’re like, she looks thinner, and whatever: it’s because I had surgery.”
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The singer and songwriter shared a photo three weeks after giving birth, reminding her followers that the “pregnant” belly doesn’t disappear immediately after childbirth — it’s completely normal. She wrote, “I know i say this after each baby but remember what our bodies just when through for 9 months and be proud, don’t stress over post baby body, just enjoy your new baby because these are beautiful moments and memories you will cherish forever.”
Absolutely, these changes are beautiful as they contributed to the birth of a child. Pregnancy is a wonderful time, and expecting mothers no longer need to hide away; nowadays, many, including celebrities, embrace and showcase their pregnant bellies proudly.