Do celebrity moms feel more pressure about losing weight after pregnancy? Is it a consequence of their jobs? Is this society a sexist fellowship? Being a mother is a beautiful and emotional gift that can become a nightmare for those who work with their body as celebrities do. If they put some weight on during the gestation, sooner than later flashes and media will be talking (sadly) about their shape, and how (and when) they are going to get back to their “normal” size. Fortunately, some of them are tired of being slaves to the industry and they have freely spoken out about it.
Celebrity moms fight to defend their ‘over-sized bodies’
Two weeks ago Anne Hathaway published a picture on Instagram talking about how her body has changed after pregnancy and how proud she is of that. “There is no shame in gaining weight during pregnancy (or ever). There is no shame if it takes longer than you think it will to lose the weight (if you want to lose it at all)”, she posted.
Happily she is not the only one.The singer and actress Carrie Underwood thinks there is a lot of pressure about bouncing back after having a baby. “I will never have my pre-baby body back, no matter how hard I try. My body changed to make another human being, and that’s amazing. I have much more respect for my body after that. I think it’s all about feeling good, and I feel good. It’s just kind of where we are as a society. New moms just need to feel good — cut yourself some slack.”
Micuna USA lovers agree for sure with the 30-year-old model Chrissy Teigen who also believes that the most important thing on this matter is to “be at home with this little thing and taking care of her”. “You’ll never have the right answer and you’ll never be right to everybody, so you just live and do what you can do best.”
Your body is different, it has changed… but it’s not worse
They are not the only celebrity moms that have proclaimed their opinion about this topic. Keira Knightley is convinced that her body is much better now than before being a mom. “I have to say, as a woman, you hate certain parts of your body. You go through those periods where you look in the mirror and you think, Oh, if only I had different legs or arms or whatever. You go through pregnancy and labor and then feeding the kid and you go, Wow, my body is totally amazing, and I’m never going to not like it again, because it did this, and this is extraordinary.” Edie brought her happiness, love and most self-esteem than ever.
Blake Lively, who is going to be a celebrity mom for the second time in a few months, feels it’s a shame how people pay attention to bodies instead of celebrating the miracle of life. “It’s so unfair though, because it’s so celebrated. It’s like, this is what someone can look like after a baby. I think a woman’s body after having a baby is pretty amazing … You don’t need to be Victoria’s Secret-ready right away because you just did the most incredible miracle that life has to offer. I mean, you gave birth to a human being! So I would really like to see that celebrated”
In Micuna USA we are not models, actresses or celebrity moms, but we strongly hold the belief that everybody has to feel proud of who they are. It does not matter if you are tall or short, skinny, fit or oversized… The most important thing is to love and being loved by our partner, children, friends… Taking care of our children is the only thing that matters after pregnancy, the rest is just a side effect, right?