It’s quite easy to blame sorcery for this:
One week after delivering baby girls, these two celebrity women who had really tiny baby bumps all pregnancy long, bounced back tremendously and showed it off on their Instagram pages.
Reality TV star and TV host Coco Austin gave birth to her first child, daughter, Chanel Nicole, with actor & TV co-host husband Ice-T on November 28.
She posted a photo of her before and after really tiny post birth tummy one week later.
Similarly, R&B singer Teyana Taylor welcomed her first child, daughter Imani, with her NBA star fiancé Iman Shumpert on December 16, and 6 days later took to Instagram to thank God for her bounce back.
“Dear Baby Iman…. Thank you for this snap back in 6 days,” Taylor captioned the photo caption. “I love you my darling. Lol #AintNoGymBih #StillGotALongWayToGoButImGettimgThere.”
The comment section to each post was filled with pregnant women praying to God that they look like that post baby.
God can do amazing things, for the Faithful who believe in him, but these two ladies’ respective speedy recovery was more likely due to the fact they were fit and pretty small before and throughout their pregnancy.
And in the case of Coco, she explained that she ate extremely healthy.
Good for them, following in the footsteps of these celebrity women here and here and here.
However, as I always caution in these situations, each woman’s body is different. Most women do not and should not expect similar body bounce back as another and most definitely, as a celebrity. Many of them have the extra help of nannies, personal chefs, personal trainers and a career that depends on a super quick bounce back.
Austin told US Weekly that as well.
“My friends were like, ‘Wait until the last month: Your bump is really gonna pop!’ But then I was nine months and I looked like I was just six months,” she told the mag. “Not every woman has the same pregnancy. I don’t really know what to say other than I have nothing to prove, and she’s here now.”
The wide spread impact of influential women sharing their amazing post-baby bodies (and gossip mags too) is pregorexia and unrealistic expectations among the general population about how a post-natal body should look.
Further, I imagine women rushing to he gym too soon after giving birth to speed up the recovery rather than bonding with their baby and giving their body time to heal.
This is very true especially for those who have had c-sections because one small straining move could cause a tear in their c-section incision and wind them back in the hospital if they don’t hemorrhage and die.
Yeah. Not worth it when you put it in proper perspective.