Hilaria Baldwin Proudly Shows Off Post-Baby Belly

As moms, we all know having a baby changes your body…forever. Whether it’s your butt, your belly, or your boobs, your body will never be the same. You can multiply those changes if you’ve had more than one pregnancy. While many of us try to squat and crunch our way back to our pre-baby body, sometimes it’s just not possible. Our bodies are not elastic bands.

These days many celebs are showing off their post-baby bods and sharing the pics with the world. Hilaria Baldwin, Extra correspondent and wife to actor Alec Baldwin, is joining that club. She recently snapped a selfie two days after giving birth to her son. Wearing just a black lace bra and black undies, she took a side profile of her post-baby belly and put it on Instagram. The 31-year-old yoga instructor says she posted the picture in hopes of helping other women feel good about their bodies after having a baby.

If you take a look at the picture, there’s no arguing, Baldwin looks fan-flippin-tastic! I don’t know too many women (myself included) who look that good just two days after having a baby. In fact, some even questioned whether Baldwin had a C-section. So, she posted another pic to silence the critics.

While she and other Hollywood mamas may have every good intention when posting these pictures, I can’t help but question whether they’re doing more harm than good. Your average mom may look at these post-baby pics and then look in the mirror and not feel so great about her body. She may be thinking, “Wow, she looks great just two days after having a baby, why don’t I look like that?” or “Geez, I never looked that good before I had kids.”

I think seeing pictures of more realistic post-baby bods has more of a positive effect on women. Just a few months ago, an everyday mama posted pics of herself in a bikini, stretch marks and all. This set off a domino effect of other women who felt inspired to do the same. After seeing the picture, others felt better about just wearing a bikini to the beach. Mission accomplished.

As moms, we should feel comfortable in our skin, no matter what it may look like. We shouldn’t measure ourselves against celebrities or other women. Whether you’re a size 2 or a size 24, you’re beautiful. Own it and be proud.

What do you think about celebs sharing post-baby body pics?

 

Kristina Cappetta is a former TV News Producer turned stay at home mom to two beautiful little girls. After years of writing depressing news stories, Kristina turned to the blogging world and created The Mommy Rundown to talk about the things moms everywhere are dealing with as they raise their children. Follow Kristina on Twitter @kcappetta