Motherhood is a challenging feat and women are busting stereotypes little by little through voicing out their views on post-pregnancy issues.
In the not-so-distant past, women felt obliged to shed their post-partum weight or “bounce back” to their pre-pregnancy bodies.
Actresses Anne Hathaway and Blake Lively are among the newest mothers out there that have expressed their “exhaustion” regarding the “unfair” pressures after giving birth.
They may be A-list celebs but they’re also dealing with stretch marks, post-partum blues and yes – too much pressure from society.
“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,” said Blake Lively.
Here at SAHM, we also agree with Anne Hathaway and Blake Lively’s post-partum ideals and have added some of our own. Here’s what we reckon:
1) New mums should give themselves some credit.
Giving birth is painful, stressful and definitely not easy. After going through it, you should like, just give yourselves a hundred pats on the back.
Everybody should cut you some slack because you just made yourself a little miracle.
“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),” a head-clearing tip from Anne Hathaway.