The New Normal: Ridiculous Before & After Celebrity Pregnancy Photos

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Emile Livingston’s Pre and Post Baby body two weeks after giving birth

*le sigh.*

So it looks like this is a trend…a mildly disturbing one at that; women in the public eye who are naturally thin posting before and after pregnancy photos that are waaaaay beyond reasonableness for the average woman.

It begs the questions, what is the point? Are you seeking validation? Do you want other women to feel jealous? Are you interested in further skewing the minds of the average person who has never been pregnant before or douchebag dudes who expect women all women to snap back and who call those who don’t fat and lazy?


This time, actor Jeff Goldblum‘s wife Emile Livingston posted an Instagram photo to commemorate the two weeks since giving birth by posting a before and after photo. The incredibly thin Livingston barely looks as if she had given birth.  Livingston and Goldblum welcomed their son Charlie Ocean on July 4th.

It reminds me of fitness Blogger and Health Reporter Caroline Berg Eriksen and her before at 38 weeks pregnant  and after 4 days post birth photo that she posted in 2013 on Instagram.

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Caroline Berg-Eriksen

And just this April, lingerie model Sarah Stage, mad popular for bearing a six pack overtop her baby bump, shocked the net when she too posted shockingly thin and flat-bellied pic 4 days after giving birth.

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Sarah Stage

I realize it is their normal because either they work out a lot and/or are genetically predisposed to be thin and to bounce back quickly. Also, many of us probably have heard unsubstantiated rumors of some Hollywood actresses getting their surgeons to conduct tummy tucks right there after their C-section. Of course that would be grossly unethical and it hasn’t ever been proven.

Notwithstanding all of that, it seems the rush to quickly show off a skinny post-baby photo is just ridiculously wrong and misplaced given that time should be spent nurturing a newborn and not mom’s ego.

At least fitness professional Hilaria Baldwin is taking a different approach by deliberately posting her belly post partum but whilst it is still bulbous and slowly shrinking.  She’s still amazingly thin elsewhere so while I get the gesture, she too is not a realistic. And she too is taking a lot of heat from the public as well.

It’s all a bit too much and many people blame social media and our new selfie-obsessed culture.