Motherhood is one of the best experiences a woman can go through, but with the significant changes in their bodies for carrying a child for nine months, embracing it can be quite a challenge.
In today’s time, a number of celebrity moms have been sharing their journey in learning to love their postpartum bodies, serving as a major inspiration to fellow mothers who have yet to embrace the beauty of their physical transformation.
Take a look at some of these empowered celebrity moms to will remind you that change is beautiful, especially when it comes with a new bundle of joy.
Freaky Friday star Lindsay Lohan showed off her postpartum body just a few weeks after welcoming her first child, Luai, on July 2.
“I am so proud of what this body was able to accomplish during these months of pregnancy and now, recovery,” she wrote in her Instagram post on Thursday, August 3.
“Having a baby is the greatest joy in the world! My OOTD lately is my @fridamom postpartum underwear. Because I’m not a regular mom, I’m a postpartum mom,” she added.
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For OG Amihan and first-time mom Iza Calzado, the process of learning to love her postpartum body can be likened to a "rollercoaster" ride. The 40-year-old actress began her journey after giving birth to her firstborn, Deia Amihan, in January.
“To be honest, I have been struggling to fully embrace my postpartum body. It’s a bit of a rollercoaster ride, really,” she wrote in her July 12 post. “I have my good days when I celebrate it for carrying and birthing to and now taking care of a child. Then there are those moments that leave me feeling frustrated even after years of working on loving and accepting myself,” she added.
Although it was not a smooth journey, Iza is more than determined to focus her energy on enjoying the process: “This is a new chapter in my body and self-love journey. So I will choose to reframe the anxiety and turn it into excitement,” she said. “Whatever the outcome, what matters is I enjoy the process.”
Also a first-time mom, Jessy Mendiola opened up about her postpartum body recovery, stressing her goal to maintain her fit and healthy bod so she could better take care of her daughter, Isabella Rose.
“I realized that the reason I want to stay fit and healthy is to be able to take care of my daughter, not to get back into size xs. She’s growing each day and I have to keep up. I want to be able to run and carry her without catching my breath,” she said. “The abs and cuts are only perks that come with it.”
The 30-year-old actress went on to reveal that like many moms, she too suffered from postpartum depression and had many insecurities. At the end of the day. she said it's important to know how to acknowledge your strength.
She explained, “The truth is, accepting your postpartum body gives a HUGE impact on your mental health. I went through postpartum depression and it wasn’t easy. The sudden change, the fact that your life has changed in so many ways but everything and everyone around you seems to be the same,” she added.
“We will always have insecurities, that’s a given. But once you acknowledge the strength of carrying a life inside of you for 9 months, giving birth and caring for your baby WHILE recovering is definitely amazing.”
English singer Jessie J has been proving the bubbly momma that she truly is, with her posts where she's seen dancing during her labor to feeling herself in her sixth-week postpartum journey.
“Aint nobody love ME better,” she wrote in her Instagram post on June 22, sharing a fun video of herself dancing and flaunting her postpartum belly while getting ready. “No ads, just a little 6 weeks postpartum self-love,” she added.
In a separate post, the Domino singer wrote a reminder to her fellow moms to be kind and patient in embracing the changes of being a mother.
"Take your time. Be easy on yourself, your body AND your mind. Remember you are in recovery and don’t forget to also remind those around you,” she wrote.
“Celebrate your new body. It HAD to change. It will be bigger and smaller in different places.
IT IS BEAUTIFUL and NATURAL,” she added.
She also stressed that there is no need to be affected by other people’s opinions about one’s body as every momma is “unique.”
“Ignore the whispers of what some people say you should or shouldn’t look like after a certain time. It’s 2023. People need to chill. Time to snap forward not snap back,” she said.
She added, “It’s your journey. Your time and YOUR body. It’s not the same as anyone else’s, and that’s what makes it special. You are unique.”
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From her pregnancy to finally welcoming her first child, Angelica Panganiban didn’t miss an opportunity to show appreciation for every stage of her journey as a first-time mom.
In October, the That Thing Called Tadhana star shared her accomplishments in doing her daily tasks as a mom to Amila Sabine and as a partner to her fiancé, businessman Gregg Homan, with a photo of her flaunting her five weeks postpartum body.
Among the tasks she was able to tick off her list were breastfeeding, taking her vitamins, yoga, diaper change, baby massage, and more.