Pregnancy is one of the most beautiful stages that a woman experiences in her life. She enjoys nurturing her baby and taking care of him/her after birth. Even though a woman puts on a lot of weight, she still cherishes that phase. But the story is a tad bit different for a celebrity mom.
Celebrities are always in the public eye and constantly on the paparazzi's radar. They're expected to look stunning all the time. A celeb mom is expected to lose weight in no time and get back to shape else she's body-shamed. Whether they take supplements or change their diet, celeb mothers are expected to shed all the kilos they've put on during pregnancy and get back to 'normal.'
But there are some brave celebrity women who have owned their bodies big time after giving birth. Not only have they slammed the body shamers and haters but also told women all over the world to embrace their bodies and curves.
Here are some quotes these actresses have said in interviews with leading dailies, magazines and TV shows. Read on to get empowered!
"I put on 18 kilos and I flaunted it till the day I walked in the hospital I did not care. And I was photographed from different angles, my double chin was seen. I'd love to make this fact clear that I lost weight the right way. I'm a Kapoor with a Punjabi built. I can't live without wholesome food and would not have been able to conceive, had I not eaten the way I did."
"I accepted what my body wanted to be. After giving birth, I was patient with myself and enjoyed my fuller curves. To this day my arms, shoulders, breasts and thighs are fuller. I have a little mommy pouch, and I'm in no rush to get rid of it. I think it's real."
"When I became a mother, it was the most beautiful feeling in the world. There were several hormonal changes within, but it didn’t change anything. And way before all this, whenever people would ask me fashion or trend-based questions, I’d always tell them to be comfortable in their skin. At least now you know I meant it and it wasn’t just for the quote."
"I've got loads of posts asking about life after having my son, especially to do with weight and fitness. I was happy when I breastfed, I felt suddenly that all came out clean, things were just falling off. It's such a great thing to bond with your child and it literally just fell off me. It was like the butter melting. Every day I get up and look in the mirror and be happy. And I never thought my body would go back to normal again but it actually had."
"Pregnancy is an extremely beautiful experience. But then, you put on so much excess weight and losing it post delivery is an uphill task. It’s important that you mentally embrace every phase in life, so you are fit physically. Fitness was never a chore. Be conscious all the time. Be aware of every single action and you will automatically start making good choices in life."
"After my delivery, I went with my husband for brunch and I heard some ladies were laughing and talking about my weight. It was very daunting. People love to talk about others but you've to understand what fitness means to you. It doesn't matter what other people think of you. It is a part of our life that as a celebrity we are going to be judged anyway."
"You just realise you have to give yourself time and understand that you push out a baby, and it took this long to put on the weight, and it’s not going to peel right off, and that’s OK."
"I haven’t tried any of those crazy fad diets. I believe in eating right. Plus, I love going to the gym and enjoy yoga because it streamlines your body."
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