postbaby body

'This Is What 24 Hours Postpartum Looks Like:' Photo Goes Viral

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The first few hours—and days—after you give birth can feel like a blur. Your body's been through hell. You're on an emotional high. It's such an exciting and unfamiliar time. One mom decided to capture everything she was feeling after that first day postpartum. And her message is resonating with thousands. "This is what 24... Read more

Mom Shows Off Her #BadassUndies To Fight Post-Baby Body Shaming

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Some women are eager to get back to their pre-baby exercise routines after giving birth, while it’s not a priority for others. Either way, it’s hard to deny the pressures that many women face practically the minute after that baby arrives. And one woman is fed up with the assumption that weight loss should be... Read more

Sports Illustrated Model Shows Off Her Stretch Marks: ‘I Earned Them’

Sports Illustrated model Robyn Lawley shows off stretch marksRobyn Lawley via Facebook
This supermodel didn't freak out when she developed stretch marks. In fact, she made it a point to document them. "They are some bad ass #tigerstripes. And I earned them," Robyn Lawley, a Sports Illustrated model, writes on Facebook. Lawley, 26, is mom to 8-month-old daughter Ripley. "I knew [my stretch marks] were... Read more

Dad To Photographer Who Retouched His Wife: ‘You Took Away The Documentation Of My Children’

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When a mom of two in her mid-40s decided to star in a boudoir photoshoot as a gift for her husband, she wanted to look and feel gorgeous. After choosing 30 photos for the album, she requested that photographer Victoria Haltom of Victoria Caroline Boudoir heavily edit the photos. In a post she shared on... Read more

Jessie James Decker Instagrams C-Section Scar: 'I'm Not Perfect'

Jessie James Decker c-section scarJessie James Decker via Instagram
"You look fabulous." "Goals!" "She's perfect." That's just a sampling of the comments Jessie James Decker received after posting a date-night selfie on Instagram. In leather pants, a super low-cut top and sky-high heels, she doesn't look like she gave birth a month ago. The praise prompted the 27-year-old singer, mom to one month... Read more

Mom Of Three Flaunts Bikini In Crowd To Promote Self-Acceptance

Mom strips down to bikini in public place for social experimentAmy Pence-Brown via Instagram
Stripped down to a bikini, a mom of three stood blindfolded in a crowded Boise, Idaho marketplace. Holding magic markers, she encouraged passersby to take one, and draw a heart on her body to promote self-acceptance. Amy Pence-Brown got way more than she bargained for. The 39-year-old is a self-described body-positive activist, who "was a chubby... Read more

Singer Kimberly Henderson Gets Real With Postbaby Belly Photo

Kimberly Henderson and familyKimberly Henderson via Facebook
Kimberly Henderson made a name for herself after posting a video singing a lullaby to her baby girl on YouTube (a cover of Whitney Houston's "How Will I Know," to be exact). She even landed herself time in the studio to record her single, Tiny Hearts. Now, the mom of four is continuing... Read more

What Did Hilaria Baldwin Instagram Two Days After Giving Birth?

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Just two days after giving birth to baby Rafael, Hilaria Baldwin bravely went where no mom's gone before (or not many, anyway) -- to her hospital room mirror to take a selfie. Hand on her postbaby bump, Baldwin shared the picture on Instagram to encourage new moms "to accept and love our form... Read more

Losing The Mommy Pouch: Ten Minutes A Day To Firm Your Lower Abs

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Summer is upon us, which means pools and beaches and many other opportunities to don a bathing suit. Bikini season can be a real bummer for new moms who aren't pleased with the body changes leftover from pregnancy. The good news is that there's a lot you can do to help yourself look and feel... Read more

Postbaby Body Love: Stop Comparing

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After being overstretched and overstressed, your postpartum body needs some love. It's tough not to frown when faced with sagging skin and a fuller frame in the mirror, but remember what your body has accomplished! Remember, it took nine months to stretch everything out, so you shouldn't expect it to "bounce back" a week or... Read more