Every woman who is lucky enough to experience a pregnancy will have unique experiences; however, even though pregnancy is natural, there is still immense pressure on women to have perfect pregnancies.
We can thank some of our favorite celebrities for shedding a light on pregnancy issues of all kinds, opening up conversations and fostering education about what pregnancy can mean for a woman. Take some advice from these lusious mamas!
Serena Williams is a champion – but even the strongest ladies aren’t immune to pregnancy related issues.
Williams recently opened up about living with postpartum emotions after the birth of her child. She also dealt with many scary health issues surrounding the birth of her baby.
Here’s some of what she said on her Instagram page:
“I read several articles that said postpartum emotions can last up to 3 years if not dealt with. I like communication best. Talking things through with my mom, my sisters, my friends let me know that my feelings are totally normal. It’s totally normal to feel like I’m not doing enough for my baby. We have all been there. I work a lot, I train, and I’m trying to be the best athlete I can be.”
While postpartum emotions or depression isn’t easy, it’s normal, and it’s okay to speak openly about it and reach out for help.
We always love how Chrissy Teigen keeps it real, and she certainly has when it comes to her two pregnancies.
Chrissy was blessed with two babies due to IVF, which is a huge triumph, as many women suffer silently through fertility issues. As a supermodel, she also feels the immense pressure women face to get their bodies back in shape right after birth.
However, Chrissy openly talks about and shows off the way pregnancy has changed her body, and is proud of it! She’s more concerned about enjoying her babies than she is about trying to change her body.
We think that’s an awesome message to send to all mothers!
Kim Kardashian West
The famous Kardashian sister is known for an awesome body, but she definitely received a lot of criticism for weight gain during pregnancy. She also dealt with health issues that made pregnancy dangerous for her, which is why her and Kayne West chose a gestational carrier for their third time around.
Speaking on difficult pregnancies or pregnancy related health issues, Kardashian West said:
“My advice to anyone going through this or anything difficult during pregnancy is that all you can do is be hopeful, get the best information out there and just be prepared. The more information you have, the better you know how to handle it!”
The beautiful actress Anne Hathaway wasn’t immune to body shaming in her career, but she definitely took a stand when it came to a woman’s body after pregnancy.
On her Instagram, she said
“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). There is no shame in finally breaking down and making your own jean shorts because last summer’s are just too dang short for this summer’s thighs. Bodies change. Bodies grow. Bodies shrink. It’s all love (don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.)”
Last but not least, we have some solid advice from the beautiful Kristen Bell, who wants women to remember the power of what it is to have a baby.
“I didn’t lose my baby weight for over a year, and when I look down, even now, at the extra skin on my belly, it’s a reminder that I’ve done something spectacular. It’s a reminder that I’m a superhero. And I’m proud of it.”
What is the best pregnancy advice or story you’ve heard that has inspired you?
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