In a candid blog post recently, Kim Kardashian West opened up about embracing her curves during her pregnancy and credits her husband Kanye West for boosting her confidence. As ET summarizes:
“During my first pregnancy, I just wanted to cover up,” she writes. “I wasn’t used to how being pregnant made me feel, and I honestly had a hard time being comfortable with it. The second time around, it was easier for me to embrace the changes. I loved finding looks that showed off my pregnancy curves.”
Kim acknowledges that shedding 70 pounds after giving birth to Saint took plenty of hard work and dedication.
“After I had Saint, I decided to set goals for myself. I was motivated, but it was tough!” she says. “It isn’t easy to just bounce back. I was so jealous of women who had these cute little baby bellies and would gain 25 pounds — and then, a few weeks after giving birth, somehow look exactly like they did before they were pregnant, lol. That’s not me.”
She did have one person firmly in her corner — her husband, Kanye West.
“A big source of my confidence is my husband,” Kim shares. “I’m my own biggest critic, and Kanye is my biggest supporter. He always encourages me, and makes me feel confident about owning all my curves and showing them off.”
Above all, the mother of two strives to set a good example for North.
“As North gets older, she’ll start to be more aware of herself and her body,” she notes. “Her attitude toward her body is directly related to my own, so it’s my responsibility to make sure she understands that positive body image comes from having a healthy self-esteem.”
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