Explore postpartum changes with celebrity moms embracing and celebrating their bodies. Discover empowerment and self-love in motherhood.
Postpartum changes are often overlooked on Instagram, where young moms showcase seemingly flawless bodies shortly after childbirth. In reality, women’s bodies require time to recover, and certain changes can be permanent.
Viral Strange will list fourteen celebrities who candidly reveal the postpartum changes their bodies underwent after pregnancy.
1. Kate Hudson
At 39, the actress welcomed her third child. Sharing her postpartum journey, she acknowledged the difficulty for mothers of multiple kids to find self-care time. In her words, “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.”
2. Hilary Duff
On Instagram, she shared a paparazzi picture, stating, “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 shooting season and being away from him for weeks over those months. Since websites and magazines love to share ’celeb flaws’ – well, I have them!”
Halsey appeared on SNL shortly after giving birth. After fans marveled at her postpartum physique, she shared on Instagram, “My body has felt like a stranger’s for a long time. Many people don’t know that you still look pregnant for a while after. It is still changing, and I am letting it.” She expressed that her body would never be the same, and she embraces the lasting changes, finding happiness in the transformation.
4. Ashley Graham
Ashley Graham, body positivity queen, candidly shared stretch mark photos from her first pregnancy. After having twins this year, she posted a video, saying, “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.”
5. Chrissy Teigen
Chrissy Teigen shares her family’s stretch mark predisposition. Despite using creams during pregnancy, she openly embraces stretch marks, highlighting the importance of accepting real bodies in a world dominated by FaceTune.
6. Blake Lively
Blake Lively, in her 4th pregnancy, reflects on past insecurities about post-pregnancy body size. Now proud, she appreciates the beauty of her body and the miracle of motherhood.
7. Mila Kunis
After having a daughter, Mila Kunis had to adapt her wardrobe. The actress, once flat-chested, now embraces bras, saying, “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!”
8. Jenny Mollen
Raising two kids with her American Pie star husband, Jason Biggs, Jenny Mollen couldn’t help but focus on her C-section scar after the second child. She shared the post-surgery outcome on her Instagram, expressing gratitude to her doctor.
9. Tia Mowry
Tia Mowry struggled to accept immediate body changes after 2 natural births. She felt concerned seeing postpartum women in magazines. It took time for her to embrace her new body.
10. Alyssa Milano
Alyssa Milano, a mom of two, pursued her ‘happy’ weight post-pregnancies with a low-carb diet and regular workouts. Despite shedding pounds, she embraces her C-section scar, saying, “I love my C-section scar because it’s where my babies came from.”
11. Olivia Munn
Olivia Munn, a new mom since late 2021, acknowledges the challenges of maternity but embraces every moment. She candidly shares her physical and mental changes, stating, “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.”
12. Ashley Tisdale
Ashley Tisdale acknowledges the challenge of accepting her post-labor body. Despite efforts with activities like hiking, pilates, and Peloton, she admits, “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 to grow the baby and it takes time to lose the ‘baby’ weight. That’s the truth.”
13. Amy Schumer
Amy Schumer, always open, shared post-baby body positivity. A year later, she faced endometriosis, and opted for a lipo, saying, “If anybody sees me in pictures or anything, and they’re like, she looks thinner, and whatever: it’s because I had surgery.”
14. Jessie James Decker
Three weeks postpartum, the singer shared a photo, emphasizing that the ‘pregnant’ belly is normal post-childbirth. In her words, “I know I say this after each baby but remember what our bodies just went through for 9 months and be proud, don’t stress over the post-baby body, just enjoy your new baby because these are beautiful moments and memories you will cherish forever.”
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