Giving birth can do wonders and, at the same time, all other types of changes in a woman's physique. Think stretch marks, scars, breast changes, and whatnot, which can lead them to lose confidence in flaunting their bodies.
This is especially true when it comes to wearing bikinis, as these types of swimwear is often synonymous with picture-perfect bods. But many of today's celebrity moms make it a point to do away with those harmful societal standards as they show off their physique during or after pregnancy without an ounce of fear in them.
Take a look at some of our favorite confident moms and their bikini shots:
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Kris Bernal didn't wait until after she welcomed her beautiful baby girl to wear a bright yellow bikini that displays her baby bump in all its glory.
"Embracing my new and growing body. It’s there to host our baby and to keep it healthy and that’s it! Starting to feel her little kicks! She's a kicking machine! Nonetheless, I smile so big!" she captioned her post.
While Bernal said her first trimester was rough and how everything she ate seemed unbearable for her, she's still striving to do everything that could help her be healthy as possible. This is especially important considering she is a first-time mom.
Another confident celebrity mom who isn't afraid to wear a bikini amid her bodily changes is Iza Calzado. One click to her Instagram account, and you'll be treated with loads of pictures of herself wearing attires that proudly showed her baby bump back when she was still carrying her daughter, Deia Amihan.
One of her posts has her donning a pastel pink one-piece swimsuit while posing with the love of her life, Ben Wintle. In the caption, Calzado wrote, "So much in life to be grateful for but I would say that I am most thankful for the gift of life growing inside me. I have never felt this kind of love and joy before."
The first-time mom announced that she was pregnant with her bundle of joy on her 40th birthday. She was determined to maintain a fit and healthy lifestyle while in the middle of her pregnancy journey by doing some strength training exercises at the gym.
At 66 years old, Vicki Belo is proving that moms like her can still sizzle in bikinis, as shown when she posted a snap of herself in a floral swimsuit that she matched with sunnies and furry boots. But what made her bikini shot even more impressive was how, instead of posing under the bright sun in a warm and refreshing beach, she braved the chilling weather in Japan surrounded by snow.
Belo, who is the mother of three children—Quark and Cristalle from her first husband Atom Henares and Scarlet Snow from her second husband Hayden Kho—has never felt insecure of her age and has in fact urged others to do away with ageism.
"Basta enjoy lang po kayo kung anong gusto niyong gawin sa buhay. Hindi naman po nakakahurt kahit kanino, and huwag na kayo magbash ng kahit sino. Ageism is bad," she said in an interview after she recreated some of K-pop group BLACKPINK’s looks in their music video for Pink Venom.
Rufa Mae Quinto
Rufa Mae Quinto wasn't included among FHM's Top 25 Sexiest Women of the Decade for nothing, you know. The Philippines' "Comedy Princess" never fails to turn up the temperature with her bewitching bikini snaps on her Instagram account.
Back in 2018, a year after she welcomed her beautiful daughter Athena Alexandria, Quinto admitted that experienced insecurities regarding her post-pregnancy body.
"Ang tagal ko naging insecurity ang post partum body ko, as in pag ka panganak ko araw-araw. Every time I look [at] myself in the mirror naiiyak ako, na-sad. I told myself 'bakit ganito, ang laki laki ng braso ko, legs ko, bakit tummy ko naimpis na kasi nga lumabas na [si] baby Alexandria,'" she wrote in a now-deleted Instagram post.
But it seems that Quinto eventually regained her confidence in herself as she is now unapologetically gracing her fans with plentiful bikini shots that display all her curves and perfect imperfections.
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If there's one woman that can serve as a major fitspiration for all mommas out there, it's Andi Eigenmann. The former actress, who is now living in Siargao together with Philmar Alipayo and her three children—daughters Ellie and Lilo and son Baby Koa, makes it a point to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
She does this by doing fitness routines, which includes squats, jumping jacks, push-ups, mountain climbers, and lunges, as well as having a balanced diet that includes a mix of sweets and carbs. The cherry on top of Eigenmann's hearty way of living is her love of surfing on the beach, which is a good way of soaking up some vitamin D and exercise her muscles.
The fruits of her hard work have all paid off as evidenced by her gorgeous bikini shots captured by local photographer Wang Borja, where Eigenmann proved that she isn't afraid of showing off her unfiltered complexion and stretch marks.